The post-Brexit cliffhanger facing the Irish film industry

While industry leaders broadly welcome the government’s €200m Audio-visual Action Plan, a spectre looms on the horizon, writes Graham Clifford

29th July, 2018
James Hickey, chief executive, Screen Ireland; Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Heather Humphreys, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation; and John Gormley, chair of Screen Producers Ireland, at the launch of the Audiovisual Action Plan Pic: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Ireland’s audiovisual sector is thriving. A patchwork quilt of achievement, it has become a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the quality of location, experience, crew, adaptability, studio space and financing.

And the announcement in June that the government is launching an action plan to turn Ireland into a global hub for TV, Film and animation was music to many ears.

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha...

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