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# on screen
Irish film had "probably the greatest year on record" in 2016
But challenges still remain within the industry.
# Brooklyn and beyond
Here's how much public money has gone into some of Ireland's biggest films
Room, Brooklyn and Sing Street were among the movies that got the most backing.
# Ones to watch
'The industry is coming to Ireland in a big way': Bright future for Irish film with these talented graduates
Ireland’s future film-makers hope to stay in Ireland as the industry grows.
# Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson defends Calvary director's controversial criticism of Irish film
“The standard of some Irish films is not good enough”.
# Irish talent
Irish-made show has been nominated for an international Emmy
The producers and the director of Beat Girl will travel to New York for the awards ceremony in February.
# billo on board
Bill O'Herlihy: I wasn't sure I was good enough to be Film Board head
The new chairman designate of the Irish Film Board tells Oireachtas committee that he decided to “give it a lash” in the end.
# Creative
Animation giants due to speak in Ireland
Creatives with credits on movies ranging from Life of Pi to The Iron Giant to Inception will give tips to those wanting to make it in booming sector.
# Investment
Irish Film Board projects received €118m in foreign investment in 2012
The foreign investment for the 30 projects was 11 times greater than the €10.5 million investment by the Irish Film Board.
# bollywood
Bollywood film shot in Dublin expected to be watched by 100 million people
Ek Tha Tiger, set in Trinity College, is being released in 24 countries around the world today.
# Television
Third BBC drama to be filmed in Ireland
UK television is to spend €13 million in Ireland in the first quarter of the year.
# light house cinema
Pictures: Cutting the ribbon to the reopened Light House
Official takeover by Element Pictures rubberstamped this morning – and the cinema is looking as colourful as ever.
# Irish Film
Ireland joins forces with Luxembourg to boost film production
The countries signed a “valuable” Co-production Treaty at the Galway Film Fleadh this weekend.
# Irish Film Board
New Irish Film Board chief is a media lawyer
James Hickey is a partner in Ireland’s biggest law firm and has represented leading Irish film and TV companies, actors, writers and directors.