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‘The Truth Commissioner’ commences principal photography in Belfast and Dublin
05 Mar 2015 | ‘The Truth Commissioner’ is set to commence principal photography from this week in Belfast and Dublin. 
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FilmOffaly/Filmbase ShortSpace Screening & Information Night to be held on March 5th
27 Feb 2015 | After celebrating their fifth birthday anniversary of the film commission and launch of the Discount Vendor Scheme last year, The FilmOffaly team will be returning to Filmbase this Thursday, 5th March 2015 to take part in ShortSpace. 
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‘JFK: The Badge Man Conspiracy’ to begin shooting in Kildare
13 Feb 2015 | Irish thriller ‘JFK: The Badge Man Conspiracy’ has begun principal photography in Leixlip, Co Kildare. 
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New Website Donegal Film Office launched to promote filmmaking in County Donegal
20 Jan 2015 | The Donegal Film Office has launched a new website, aiming to promote and attract filmmaking in the county. 
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An Taoiseach officially opens UTV Ireland’s Dublin Docklands headquarters
12 Dec 2014 | With UTV Ireland officially launching on January 1st, 2015 - An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D. has officially opened the channels’ brand new HD studios and headquarters, at Macken House, Dublin 1. 
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Film Mayo - New Website Promoting Film in Mayo Launched on December 1st
04 Dec 2014 | The launch of the Film Mayo website, dedicated to the development of film and television in County Mayo, took place on on Monday 1st of December in Knockranny House Hotel. 
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Galway Film Industry and Galway City Secure the Status of UNESCO City of Film
01 Dec 2014 | UNESCO Director-General, Ms Irina Bokova, has announced from Paris that Galway has been designated a UNESCO City Of Film. Under the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Galway is now one of only five cities in the world to achieve this much sought-after status, joining Sydney, Australia and Galway’s twin city of Bradford in the UK as a designated City of Film. The status brings the highest internationally recognised standard of excellence in the creative industries to Galway. The title of Creative City of Film also includes membership of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. 
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Limerick To Get New Multi-Million Euro Production Studio
25 Nov 2014 | Plans for a new multi-million euro film production hub in County Limerick have been set in motion. An agreement has been arranged between Limerick City and County Council and Ardmore Studios, which in the past has provided facilities for several popular film and television productions such as ‘Braveheart’, ‘Excalibur’, ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Camelot’, and more recently for ‘Frank’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’. 
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The ‘Doubling Up’ of Dublin
03 Nov 2014 | Location Managers of ‘Love,Rosie’ and ‘Jimi:All Is by My Side’ talk to IFTN about Dublin as a location. 
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Minister Heather Humphreys Visits the Set of ‘Sing Street’
23 Oct 2014 | Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys this week visited the set of the Irish film production ‘Sing Street’ directed by ‘Once’ director John Carney and starring newcomer Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, alongside Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Jack Reynor. 
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Element Announce ‘A Date for Mad Mary’ Shoot to commence October 13th
10 Oct 2014 | Element Pictures announced that principal photography commences next Monday, October 13th on Darren Thornton’s (‘Love is the Drug’, ‘Frankie’) debut feature ‘A Date for Mad Mary’. 
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Galway Strengthens UNESCO Creative Cities Network Bid by Sending Delegation to China
07 Oct 2014 | Three delegates from Galway attended the Annual Meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in Chengdu, China last weekend. Declan Gibbons, Manager, Galway Film Centre, Gary McMahon, A/Senior Executive Officer, Galway City Council and Marilyn Gaughan, Arts Officer, Galway County Council attended the three-day networking event along with 35 cities from across the globe. 
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Irish Co-Production ’11 Minutes’ begins Dublin shoot this week
23 Sep 2014 | ’11 Minutes’, an Irish/Polish co-production, is to begin its five day Dublin shoot this week. Backed by the Irish Film Board and Element Pictures, the film stars Irish actor Richard Dormer in the lead, who is best known for starring in ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Good Vibrations’ and can be seen in the upcoming Irish thriller ‘71’. 
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‘From The Dark’ wraps in Ireland
25 Aug 2014 | MPI/Dark Sky Films and Workshed Films have completed principal photography on Conor McMahon’s horror story set in Laois. 
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Northern Ireland-based Titanic Studios gets £14m Extension
14 Aug 2014 | Titanic Studios, the production facilities in Northern Ireland where ‘Game of Thrones’ is shot, is to add two stages as part of a £14 million (€17.5 million) upgrade. The facilities, which sit on an eight-acre site in Belfast, received the greenlight for the expansion plans from Northern Ireland’s environment minister Mark H. Durkan on Tuesday. The extension will provide an additional 100,000 sq. ft. of production facilities, which will increase the site to more than 250,000 sq. ft. 
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The Skelligs in Kerry to Feature in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
25 Jul 2014 | ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ will reportedly shoot scenes on Skellig Michael in Kerry. Online speculation suggests that the World Heritage Site will possibly act as the location for Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy. Skellig Michael, or Great Skellig, is the larger of the two Skellig islands off the coast of County Kerry. 
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IFTN Speaks with Locations Manager Kieran Hennessy
29 May 2014 | With the release of ‘Jimmy’s Hall’ fast approaching, IFTN got the chance to sit down with locations team member Kieran Hennessy to discuss his career and work on the upcoming movie, starring Barry Ward, Simone Kirby and Andrew Scott. 
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Amazon Releases First Images of ‘Ripper Street’ Season 3
26 May 2014 | Amazon Prime Instant Video UK has released the first images of ‘Ripper Street’ season three, which has begun filming in Manchester. 
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New BBC Series ‘Ar Bealach na Gaeltachta’
22 May 2014 | In a new four-part series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, ‘Ar Bealach na Gaeltachta’ explores the marked routes around the Donegal Gaeltacht with its presenter Frainc Mac Cionnaith. 
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Irish-Norwegian Film ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’ Opens Today
16 May 2014 | Erik Poppe’s ‘A Thousand Times Good Night’, which was made with the support of the Irish Film Board, opens in Irish cinemas today, May 16. 
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