Susan Kirby

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Per episode budgets for series such as Disney Plus’s The Mandalorian show State investment in the Irish screen industry is not ‘meaningful’, the Oireachtas media committee heard.

Film and television producers are sacrificing their intellectual property (IP) rights to bridge a widening funding gap, while many other Irish screen (...)

Artist and podcaster Blindboy: Public funding is needed to give creative people the chance to succeed.

Public media funding must be protected to give creative people the space to fail, satirist and podcaster Blindboy Boatclub told the Future of Media Co(...)

Susan Kirby will lead SPI’s ‘exciting new chapter’, said chairman John Gormley.

The board of Screen Producers Ireland, the organisation that represents independent production companies, has announced Susan Kirby as its new chief e(...)

Rory Dignam and Justine Doswell at the launch of the St Patrick’s Festival programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

The theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival will be “Seoda – Treasures from Ireland”, with next month’s series of events expected to generate more (...)

 Over 3,000 people took part in the St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sun was the biggest star at Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade due to its unexpected appearance. Forecasters had threatened parade-goers with rain (...)

Inishowen Carnival Group from Donegal at the St Patrick’s Festival parade in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was St Patrick’s Day parade. (Even longer and longer ago, there was St Patrick himself, of course – or rather,(...)

“Giselle” by Akram Khan:  Business to Arts panel acknowledged a significant amount of uncertainty as Brexit continues to unfold. Photograph: Laurent Liotardo

Irish arts and cultural organisations may be adept at replacing musicians when someone in a band gets sick, or moving outdoor productions inside when (...)

St Patrick’s Festival: Dublin’s main parade starts at noon on March 17th. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade It sounds like Game of Thrones battles it out with Star Wars for Dublin’s parade this year. Grand marshal this year (...)

Pictured with Annalise Annalise are Eve Crean (9), Chloe Crean (6) and Ellen Morris (9), along with pageant character Piyanuch Chanphet. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Olympic sailing silver medallist Annalise Murphy is to be the grand marshal of the Dublin St Patrick’s day parade in recognition of her achievement at(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe  at the launch of the St Patrick’s Festival 2016 with festival parade characters, Ciara Withington (6) and James MacDougald (8) in Merrion Sq, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Organisers of this year’s St Patrick Festival have said that the four day city-wide event will go ahead despite the scheduled Luas strike on March 17(...)

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