Off-screen drama in Ireland’s film industry

Unions are at the centre of an ongoing civil war that, it is claimed, has diminished Ireland’s attraction for film-makers

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
23rd June, 2019

The Irish film industry is embroiled in a ‘bitter’, ‘difficult’, ‘aggressive’ and ‘acrimonious’ civil war between two factions of film workers which could “do immense damage to the industry” despite repeated efforts to broker peace deals.

The off-screen drama recently spilled over into the audio-visual room in Leinster House during a meeting set up by People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett.

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