Toy Story 3 has done the business at the Irish box office, raking in more than €4.5m already this summer, according to the Sunday Independent. The full-length animation feature overtook Shrek Forever After in the past week and is ranks only behind The Simpsons and Shrek The Third when it comes to making money from Irish audiences.
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LN-Gaiety Holdings, the UK concert promotion company 49%-owned by Dermot Desmond’s MCD, recorded a 60% increase in operating profits to €15.5m in the year to March 2009, according to The Sunday Times.
Despite the cut-throat nature of live music promotion, there has never been any shortage of talented individuals willing to do a turn. The Sunday Business Post profiles Shane Harnett and Shane Madden, the Dublin entrepreneurs behind Summer Blowout, a day-long festival taking place next week at the 10,000-capacity Donnybrook stadium.
Bono has apparently spent some of the time recuperating from his back injury penning tracks for a new U2 album. According the Sunday Times, the band played three new songs on their stage comeback in Italy this weekend and manager Paul McGuinness confirmed a new album could even be completed this side of Christmas.
The Sunday Times devotes a full page to the question of whether Ireland’s tax breaks for film investments should be cut because they have failed to deliver a sustainable indigenous movie industry.