Tuesday September 22, 2020

Trina Vargo: Crumbs from Star Wars or reel deal?

The government is paying lip service to the Irish film industry and needs to act to attract big foreign productions to these shores

13th December, 2015
Skellig Michael: the government needs to act if Ireland is to attract more big budget Hollywood shoots such as Star Wars

When it comes to film production in Ireland there is strong opposition to big foreign productions and it seems to be having its desired result. So why is the government allowing this? More productions, including big Hollywood films, would mean more jobs, a greater spend in the country and more tourism but the barriers to entry are prohibitive when it comes to the film industry in Ireland.

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