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Rey (Daisy Ridley) being irresponsible on Star Wars Island in the first full trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again (not least because it annoys people). The good people at the Irish Film Board and related quangos can have(...)

 JJ Abrams, who will  replace Colin Trevorrow as the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Filmmaker JJ Abrams will write and direct the ninth instalment of the Star Wars series, Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday, a week after the film lost its(...)

Skellig Michael has come to prominence as a setting for the new Star Wars movies, boosting local tourism. Photograph: iStock

Sourcing contacts for permits for fake guns, finding a lost lake, locating a pier deep enough to berth a yacht and getting permission to throw stones (...)

Is Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi the most secretive Star Wars movie of the internet era? With fewer than five months to go until the mid-December relea(...)

A screengrab of the trailer for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'.

Well, it looks as if the people at Star Wars got their money’s worth from Skellig Michael. The island off the coast of Kerry (not yet renamed Star War(...)

The Swiss Cottage

The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co Tipperary The closest setting to JRR Tolkien’s Shire this side of Middle-earth, Lord Cahir built the Swiss Cottage as a (...)

Carrie Fisher poses for cameras as she arrives at the European premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens in Leicester Square, London, December 16th, 2015. File photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

A touch of Hollywood macabre accompanies the sad death of Carrie Fisher at the age of 60. Over the Christmas period, cinemas have, once again, given o(...)

File shot from  December  2015 shows US actor Carrie Fisher  posing with a Star Wars stormtrooper as she attends the opening of the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in  London. The original Star Wars movie gave her her most high-profile role, as Princess Leia. File photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher has died in hospital, days after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight. The 60-year-old, who became an int(...)

 Simon Danielli: His lawyer claims his case is  prejudiced by the reversal of a decision not to prosecute him.  Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/INPHO

The defence case of a retired rugby international accused of assaulting his wife and her friend is prejudiced by the reversal of a decision not to pr(...)

Former Ulster winger Simon Danielli. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A retired Ulster and Scottish rugby international has been accused of assaulting his wife. On Tuesday, at Newtownards Magistrates Court, 37-year-old (...)

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