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Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan popped down to the set of the BBC series Ripper Street earlier today. He’s the one in the middle.

MINISTER FOR ARTS, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has been visiting the set of the BBC production Ripper Street.

The crime series is being made by Tiger Aspect for the BBC with Element Pictures in Ireland and the participation of the Irish Fim Board. It is currently being filmed at Clancy Barracks in Dublin, where Titanic: Blood & Steel was recently filmed.

The minister, pictured below with actors Jerome Flynn and Adam Rothenberg, said today that the production is investing €8 million in the Irish economy (including local goods and services) and creating over 250 jobs for Irish cast and crew.

Irish Film Board CEO James Hickey said that the filming comes in the wake of the reopening of the IFB’s International Production Fund and that tax incentives played “a vital role in bringing the production to Ireland”.

Ripper Street is set in London’s East End around the time of the Jack the Ripper murders. Filming is scheduled to continue until July and the series is due for distribution in the autumn by BBC Worldwide.

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