Hugh Forrest

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Trump that: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets Arnold Schwarzenegger in Austin, Texas, while in the city for the South by Southwest festival as part of his visit to the United States. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Appearances from Democratic senator Bernie Sanders and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar are the only major political events on the schedule as SXSW programmers (...)

Actor Michael Fassbender takes part in the Made in Austin: A Look Into “Song To Song” panel discussion during  the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish startup community shouldn’t be overly concerned about economic policy shifts under President Trump, says Minister for Employment and Small B(...)

Chris Sacca, founder of Lowercase Capital, speaks to Alex Konrad at the 2017 South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. Photograph: David Paul Morris

It is estimated that, within two years, Hispanics will be the largest race in Texas and by 2042, they will outnumber all other groups here combined. T(...)

Hugh Forrest: “One of the big reasons why people like coming to SXSW is the city itself.” Photograph: Heather Kennedy/Getty Images

The world-famous South by Southwest Music, Film, Art and Tech extravaganza, which takes place over the next two weeks in Austin, Texas, is the product(...)

Director of SXSW Interactive Hugh Forrest: “The tight connection with the community is one of the things that helps keep the event relevant, fresh and cutting-edge”

South by Southwest (SXSW) did not put Austin, Texas on the map, but in a city that has attracted every beatnik, bohemian, artist and musician in the (...)

Saoirse Ronan: There are a dozen Irish music acts, 17 Enterprise Ireland-backed companies and a number of start-ups, at SXSW but Irish representation in comedy and film is low.  Photograph:  Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish delegation to Austin’s annual SXSW event just keeps getting bigger. Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, Invest Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland(...)