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# Star Wars

This month
May 2023
# May the fourth be with you
Carrie Fisher to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Star Wars Day
Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd, will accept the star on behalf of her late mother.
Last year
# Test Yourself
QUIZ: How well do you know these surprising overlaps in history?
Frank Sinatra could’ve seen the first four seasons of Friends you know.
All time
# Indiana Jones
Harrison Ford to appear in a fifth instalment of Indiana Jones
The announcement was made by Disney film executives at a briefing with investors.
# Star Wars
Russia accused of firing anti-satellite weapon in space
US Space Command said it has evidence that Moscow carried out the test on 15 July.
# may the 4th be with you
Quiz: Can you recognise these Star Wars characters?
Make sure you do the quiz… solo.
# rise of skywalker
Same-sex kiss cut from new Star Wars movie for viewers in Singapore
Local media reported that the women were seen embracing but not kissing.
# benioff and weiss
Game of Thrones creators pull out of making new Star Wars trilogy
David Benioff and DB Weiss recently signed a $250 million deal to work with Netflix.
# It's Quizness time
Quiz: Is this a real-world location or a Star Wars location?
Test your knowledge of the film franchise.
# Star Wars
Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca, dies aged 74
Harrison Ford and George Lucas are among those to have paid tribute to the Star Wars actor.
# The Last Jedi
Star Wars movie receives €3.43m in tax credits from Revenue
The shooting of scenes on Skellig Michael and elsewhere has provided a boost to the Irish tourism industry.
# world heritage site
How should we preserve and protect Sceilg Mhichíl? People urged to have their say
In recent years, the island has been host to plenty of tourists… and Luke Skywalker.
# Building Blocks
'There was a Lego set so I said I'd give it a try and I became obsessed with it'
Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has discovered the perfect way to take his mind off the game.
# Sexism
'I started to believe them': Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran breaks silence about online harassment
Tran deleted her Instagram account in June.
# guns in space
Space Force to be a branch of US military and will prepare for 'next battlefield'
Nasa, by comparison, is an independent and civilian branch of government.
# Backlash
Actor who played Jar Jar Binks says backlash over film made him consider suicide
In 2015, the film’s creator George Lucas revealed that Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy.
# huge concern
Gannets on Little Skellig are using plastic to build their nests
Use of plastic by the 70,000 or so gannets in the colony has “become obvious”.
# Star Wars
Rian Johnson spoke out after sexist abuse forced Star Wars actor Kelly Marie Tran to leave social media
“You know the difference between not liking a movie and hatefully harassing a woman.”
# Star Wars
Mark Hamill has responded to fans petitioning to cast a new actress as Princess Leia for future Star Wars titles
“She is irreplaceable, you know, as far as I’m concerned.”
# Ouch
Drew Barrymore called Jake Gyllenhaal her "least talented costar" so she wouldn't have to eat a turkey testicle
She didn’t have much of a choice, in fairness.
# Mark Hamill
A kid from the Toy Show returned to RTÉ to invite Mark Hamill to play with his friends on their road
Sure, what else would an Irish child ask a famous actor?
# Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill shared some lovely words about Carrie Fisher on this week's Late Late Show
They had jokingly made arrangements for each other’s funerals before Carrie’s death.
# Return of the Jedi
Mark Hamill will be a 'guest of honour' at Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade
The Luke Skywalker actor will watch the parade alongside President Michael D Higgins.
# natalie's rap
Natalie Portman hilariously defended the Star Wars prequels on Saturday Night Live
# That's No Moon
The GOAT and the Death Star
Even after 17 years in the NFL, Tom Brady appears indestructible.
# the force awakens
The Skellig Michael problem: How Kerry is preparing to manage an influx of tourists
With a profile boost other counties can only dream of, what effect will Star Wars have on The Kingdom?
# skellig luke
'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast
Actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley had some very nice things to say about filming in Ireland.
# Ballyferriter
Star Wars blasted its way to a massive box office opening and a tiny Irish village is seeing the benefit
Much of the new film was shot in Ireland.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you seen a Star Wars film?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Use the Force
A bunch of TDs were menaced by Stormtroopers at the Irish Star Wars premiere last night
Don’t worry, one of them had a lightsaber.
# The Last Jedi
The force is with Fáilte Ireland in this Star Wars-themed Wild Atlantic Way ad
Locations in Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal were picked for filming in the new Star Wars movie.
# hux and rey
Domhnall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley answered the most searched questions about Star Wars and it was really sweet
Serious craic, too.
# space gary
Carrie Fisher's beloved dog Gary inspired a background character in the new Star Wars film
Stop, we’ll cry.
# a gent
This gorgeous story about Mark Hamill meeting a fan as Luke Skywalker is melting hearts
Men In Black screenwriter Ed Solomon shared the tale on Twitter yesterday.
# Star Wars
The village of Portmagee in Kerry has changed its name to 'Porgmagee' for the release of The Last Jedi
A tribute to the newest creature in the Star Wars universe.
# what'll you have
Daisy Ridley hopped behind the bar to pull pints at the Star Wars wrap party in Dingle
Daisy was a bartender before she hit the big time, and it seems she’s still got the skills.
# bricking amazing
Lego is bringing out an unreal Skellig Michael set to tie in with the new Star Wars film
Irish 80s kids, all of your dreams have come true.
# Star Wars
Disney have announced that there's going to be a brand new Star Wars trilogy
“No porgs were available for comment.”
# The Last Jedi
Blockbuster Star Wars film gets up to €3m tax relief from Irish State
Scenes filmed at Malin Head in Co Donegal and Ceann Sibeal in Co Kerry feature in The Last Jedi.
# would you look
Ireland looks absolutely stunning in these new shots of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Can’t wait.
# episode VIII
We finally know more about The Last Jedi and Ireland
This week, Vanity Fair gave us the first proper preview of the new film.