Irish  film and TV  director Lorcan Fox with Made in Chelsea cast member Binky Felstead

Lorcan Fox is a fim and TV director. He works on a TV show called Sam Delaney’s News Thing. For the past 18 months Fox has been making the online news(...)

Skellig Michael has come to prominence as a setting for the new Star Wars movies, boosting local tourism. Photograph: iStock

Sourcing contacts for permits for fake guns, finding a lost lake, locating a pier deep enough to berth a yacht and getting permission to throw stones (...)

Long Brexit road ahead: Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’ (2015), a co-production between Ireland, the UK and Canada (one of which is not in the EU). Photograph: Kerry Brown / Twentieth Century Fox

Currency fluctuations were in focus for the Irish film industry long before Brexit. At the Irish Film Board, one of the less obvious tasks for chief e(...)

Angela McGowan: “If the DUP go into the talks and they focus very much on economic asks...then I don’t see how that could be bad for Northern Ireland”

Angela McGowan admits that Brexit has cost her a few nights’ sleep. The Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) regional director for Northern Irela(...)

Ciaran Hope has  been to Japan and Korea and he took part in the integrated leadership competition in Yale last autumn. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has set itself the ambitious target of offering the most global MBA qualification in Europe. The stat(...)

Patrick Bergin and Chris Newman in TV3’s Red Rock: Writing “academies” funded by Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland have been eye-catching precisely because they are rare

The great actor Morgan Freeman does not, surprisingly, think that acting is a creative profession. Acting is more like “interpreting” the creative wor(...)

“The film and television industries are determined to remain cleaved to an outdated distribution system which is cunningly designed to maximise their profits.”

Pass my pirate’s eye patch, I’m off to the criminal underworld to steal from the entertainment industry. The economy will be severely damaged and peop(...)

Court orders were issued requiring that nine internet service providers including Eir, Virgin Media Ireland and Sky Ireland should block access to the three piracy sites. File photograph: Getty Images

The successful court action which will block three illegal film sites will send out the message that piracy is not a victimless crime, the movie indus(...)

Gerard Mooney, principal at Synge Street primary school in Dublin 8.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s one of Ireland’s best-known schools, with an impressive roll call of past pupils such as Gay Byrne, Eddie Jordan, Eamonn Andrews and former presi(...)

 Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos’ film The Lobster. The experience of independence continues to resonate in the Greek mind. Photograph: Despina Spyrou

I discovered the music of Alexis Zoumbas not from any Greek source but from Donal Dineen’s Sunken Treasure column in The Ticket (November 25th). Zou(...)