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Harris is set to star  in Foundation, an  ambitious new   Apple TV+ science-fiction series. Photograph: Ryan Collerd/New York Times

Revered for his ability to bring fragility to dark material, Harris's belated breakthrough in Mad Men and Chernobyl established him as a formidable(...)

Jared Harris, star of Foundation, which was shot at Troy Studios

Profits at the company behind the largest production studio in Ireland, Troy Studios, last year increased by 50 per cent to €1.49 million. The compan(...)

Crispr is the easiest genome editing tool to use but it’s not perfect yet.

A fine line exists between science fiction and predicting the future using our best current knowledge of science and technology. This is a line which (...)

Tribes of Europa lands on Netflix on February 19th

There was a mixed reaction this week to the news that UK health secretary Matt Hancock had looked towards a movie starring his namesake Matt Damon for(...)

Mark Grantham: writer and co-creator of the radio drama The Kennedys of Castleross

Before the Kennedys of Massachusetts became a big thing in these parts, Ireland was in thrall to the doings of another family of that surname, the Ken(...)

The Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Photograph: Inpho

Back in July five Slovenian workers arrived in Mayo, isolated at a house in Kiltimagh before commencing work just over the road on a site outside Knoc(...)

Belfast Harbour Studios applied for planning permission to quadruple the size of its existing complex.

In an isolated corner of Northern Ireland a small number of aged, wooden buildings sit on the edge of Torr Head, a stone’s throw away from the Irish S(...)

Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in Vikings. A spin-off for Netflix called Vikings: Valhalla was about to start production in Ashford Studios before Covid-19 restrictions were introduced.

The Irish screen industry is facing into a deeply uncertain future after at least 24 productions were stood down in response to Covid-19, with 59 comp(...)

Troy Studios based in Castletroy, Co Limerick.

Troy Studios in Limerick has completed its fourth sound stage, making it the largest production studio facility in Ireland. The latest expansion addi(...)

St Mary’s cathedral in Nagasaki was once the biggest Christian church in the Far East

It’s a fun fact, useful to know if you do table quizzes, that the only real country visited by the hero of Gulliver’s Travels is Japan.   That o(...)

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