Jake Carter and Karen Byrne in RTÉ’s successful series Dancing with the Stars, which is made in Ardmore Studios. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ardmore and Troy Studios are planning a joint sales and marketing strategy following the takeover of the Bray location by some shareholders in the Lim(...)

Troy Studios boss Siún Ní Raghallaigh. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a line that might have been written specifically for Troy Studios, rising out of the wreckage that was the des(...)

The late David Kavanagh

U2’s first booking agent David Kavanagh, who went on to manage Clannad and Celtic Woman to global success, has died at the age of 62. Mr Kavanagh di(...)

Billie Piper as Lily in Penny Dreadful: The Tudors and Penny Dreadful, plus a steady stream of feature films, have been made in Ardmore Studios, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Jonathan Hession

Ireland’s most storied film studios is changing hands. And, as with many a blockbuster movie or TV series, much is being kept under wraps. Ardmore in(...)

Scott McTominay: José Mourinho preferred the 21-year-old to Paul Pogba recently, dropping the Frenchman for the game against Sevilla. Photograph: Brunskill/Getty

The DW Fitness gym, Morecambe, northwest England, Tuesday night. Forty-eight hours after shackling Eden Hazard in Manchester United’s win over Chelsea(...)

Julia Stiles  and Iwan Rheon in Riviera

Hold on to your diamond-cut champagne glasses – there’s high drama on Sky show Riviera as the broadcaster has declined to submit it to the Irish Film (...)

The band’s lavish Popmart tour in Vegas in 1997. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Reuters

Through a fair chunk of the 1990s and 2000s, The Joshua Tree was perceived as the embodiment of everything toe-curling about U2: it was earnest, preac(...)

Down with this sort of thing: Graham Linehan addresses the  Parents for Choice protest against the Government decision to hand over the new National Maternity Hospital to the Sisters of Charity religious order.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As a cursory scan of the airwaves attests, the decision to hand over ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) to the Sisters of Charity (...)

Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness says ‘certain promoters, certain managers and certain acts connive’ in ticket touting. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sometimes the answers you’re after come from the most unlikely sources. Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness spoke with former Dire Straits manager Ed Bi(...)

Mary Mitchell-O’Connor told Richard Boyd Barrett that Ardmore Studios “is being placed on the market for sale as a going concern”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Planning restrictions on the site of Ardmore Studios in Co Wicklow mean it will be retained as a film-only zoning, Minister for Enterprise Mary Mitche(...)

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