Kilkenny tops Irish board

U2 accountant to chair Film body

DUBLIN — Media accountant Ossie Kilkenny has been appointed chairman of the Irish Film Board, replacing acting chair Ann O’Connell, another board member.

Kilkenny, long-term accountant for band U2, had formerly chaired the industry think tank which recently issued a report on the state of film in Ireland. He was also on the board of year-old commercial web TV3.

Also last week, government budget measures extended the life of tax investment provision Section 481 (formerly Section 35) for five years. On the other hand, the Exchequer refused to restore to 100% (from the present 80%) the extent of tax relief film backers can claim on their investments.

More Film

  • American Genre Film Archive Partnering With

    Film News Roundup: American Genre Film Archive Partners With Shaw Brothers (EXCLUSIVE)

    DUBLIN — Media accountant Ossie Kilkenny has been appointed chairman of the Irish Film Board, replacing acting chair Ann O’Connell, another board member. Kilkenny, long-term accountant for band U2, had formerly chaired the industry think tank which recently issued a report on the state of film in Ireland. He was also on the board of […]

  • Andrea Riseborough on Pay Equity, Hollywood

    Why Andrea Riseborough Could Be the Breakout Star of Sundance

    DUBLIN — Media accountant Ossie Kilkenny has been appointed chairman of the Irish Film Board, replacing acting chair Ann O’Connell, another board member. Kilkenny, long-term accountant for band U2, had formerly chaired the industry think tank which recently issued a report on the state of film in Ireland. He was also on the board of […]

  • The Mummy

    U.S. Movie Ticket Sales Plunged 6% in 2017, Thanks to Lousy Summer

    DUBLIN — Media accountant Ossie Kilkenny has been appointed chairman of the Irish Film Board, replacing acting chair Ann O’Connell, another board member. Kilkenny, long-term accountant for band U2, had formerly chaired the industry think tank which recently issued a report on the state of film in Ireland. He was also on the board of […]

  • santa barbara film festival arlington theater

    Santa Barbara Film Festival to Open as Planned in Wake of Montecito Mudslides

    DUBLIN — Media accountant Ossie Kilkenny has been appointed chairman of the Irish Film Board, replacing acting chair Ann O’Connell, another board member. Kilkenny, long-term accountant for band U2, had formerly chaired the industry think tank which recently issued a report on the state of film in Ireland. He was also on the board of […]

  • Ella Rumpf Avez Brothers

    Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch for 2018

    DUBLIN — Media accountant Ossie Kilkenny has been appointed chairman of the Irish Film Board, replacing acting chair Ann O’Connell, another board member. Kilkenny, long-term accountant for band U2, had formerly chaired the industry think tank which recently issued a report on the state of film in Ireland. He was also on the board of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content