18/03/16

Minister Humphreys welcomes Star Wars return to Ireland

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht,  Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Friday) said that the return of Star Wars to Ireland is yet a further boost for the film sector here.

“My Department has been working with Disney Lucasfilm over recent months in a bid to accommodate the return of Star Wars to Ireland. Disney Lucasfilm have developed a strong affinity for Ireland, and I am delighted to see them return to Ireland for further filming around our beautiful and dramatic coastline.

“We have already seen how the most recent Star Wars film has brought Sceilg Mhichíl and southwest Kerry to a global audience. Now, further locations around the Irish Coast will experience similar exposure, providing untold benefits to the tourism and film sectors.

“Ireland is fast becoming a film location of international standing. It is important now that we continue to build on this reputation by supporting our indigenous industry and promoting Ireland as a world class production location.”

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Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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