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Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) in Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe / BBC / Element.

Normal People, the hit Irish drama made by Element Pictures, has been sold to more than 20 countries worldwide by its international distributor Endeav(...)

Sally Rooney: the BBC will screen its adaptation of her second novel, Normal People,  in the spring. Photograph: Amy Sussman/Getty

The BBC is to continue its burgeoning relationship with Sally Rooney by adapting the 29-year-old Irish author’s 2017 debut novel, Conversations with F(...)

Noel and Valerie Moran walked away with a €266 million payout for Prepaid Financial Service. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a year of extremes in the corporate world – financial reward and glory for some; the end of the road for others. And 2019 also saw a cast of fi(...)

Olivia Colman played a frail Queen Anne in The Favourite.  Photograph: Fox Searchlight Films via AP

The box office success of the multi-award-winning The Favourite last year contributed to Element Pictures recording post-tax profits of €473,053. Whil(...)

Earlier this month, Barclays said that it had cut 3,000 jobs, or almost 4 per cent of its total workforce, in the second quarter. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Global investment banks are shedding tens of thousands of jobs as falling interest rates, weak trading volumes and the march of automation create a br(...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Jessie Buckley with the Most Promising Newcomer award, during the 21st British Independent Film Awards in London. Photograph:  Matt Crossick, PA Wire

In a very successful night for Irish film talent at the British Independent Film Awards, the Element Pictures-produced The Favourite won 10 awards, an(...)

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. Post-production work by Dublin-based Screen Scene qualified for Section 481 tax relief.

Film relief, also known as the section 481 tax credit, has been lined up to make a cameo appearance on budget day next week, perhaps flanked by a self(...)

“Multiple interested parties” are circling designer Orla Kiely’s retail business with a view to buying some or all the interests, according to the Sunday Business Post

Finance Ireland, a non-bank lender backed by the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (Isif), has decided to enter the mortgage market and will announce (...)

A side view of the Pálás Cinema in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The creator, architect and owners of Galway’s Pálás arthouse cinema have expressed “delight” that the building has been shortlisted for an internation(...)

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