Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which was partially filmed on Skellig Michael with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Photograph: Jonathan Olley

The production firm behind the Star Wars blockbuster movie The Last Jedi has received €3.43 million in tax credits from the Revenue Commissioners. Th(...)

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi: “I have a much bigger waistline.”

Mark Hamill has touched down in London on a global press tour for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And even if I wasn’t expecting him, I would have guessed f(...)

World heritage site Skellig Michael: an inspector had spotted “quite a number of defects” in the boat found drifting north of the island. Photograph: David Sleator

A boat was drifting in deep sea waters north of the Skellig Michael world heritage site and its sister island, with passengers on board – just six day(...)

Pictures taken by Skellig boatman Seanie Murphy, showing damage on main tourist path from near landing area and given to OPW

Weather has so far prevented inspectors from the Office of Public Works assessing damage to the main visitor landing area and path on Skellig Michael,(...)

The Office of Public Works claims there is anti-competitive practice and  safety deficiencies in the current service to the Skelligs. Photograph: David Sleator

A new permit scheme is to be introduced shortly for boats operating to Skellig Michael, the Unesco World Heritage Site site off Co Kerry that was rec(...)

 Star Wars is being filmed at Skellig Michael next week.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Co Kerry boatman may seek an injunction against Disney, the Attorney General and the State if Skellig Michael is closed during the filming of scenes(...)

LÉ Samuel Beckett patrols Skellig Michael during filming last year for the new Star Wars film (overlay). Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Samuel Beckett would find the absurd in it and Charles J Haughey would turn in his grave. That’s the view of several Kerry-based artists concerned (...)

Speculation mounting in Co Kerry that Skellig Michael is to be used for a Star Wars 7 shoot. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The OPW has confirmed that a sixth century monastic site is being made available for a film shoot amid mounting speculation this morning that Co Kerry(...)

Essential maintenance work is taking place at Skellig Michael in Co Kerry. Photograph: Gareth McCormack/Getty Images

Seven tonnes of material have been airlifted to Skellig Michael for essential renovation works on the Unesco world heritage site.Specialist Air Corps (...)