Ireland

Funding bodies

Fund Goal

The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including...

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Fund Goal

To encourage co-operation between professionals working in different countries by providing financial support to European co-productions.

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The BAI is the regulator of broadcasting in Ireland. Their key functions are: licensing radio and television services, making broadcasting codes and rules, provide, and award, funding for programming and archiving relating to Irish culture, heritage and experience under the Broadcasting Funding...

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Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (Screen Ireland) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. Screen Ireland mission is to support and promote Irish film, television and animation through fostering...

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Regulation

Citizens of certain countries must apply for a visa to enter Ireland before they travel here on business trips. Information on those who do not need an entry visa is available on: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/travel_to_ireland/visas_for_business_people_visiting_ireland.html
Citizens of EU/EEA member states do not require a visa to travel to Ireland on business. (The members of the EEA are the 27 countries of the European Union (EU), together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein). Application fir visa must be done online.

While in most cases individuals from European Economic Area (EEA) countries do not need a work permit to take up employment within Ireland, non-EEA nationals will require authorization from the government.

It is recommended that you inform the relevant Local Authority for ALL exterior location filming. You can find a list of all local authorities. Alternatively do check the Network of Regional Film for a film contact located in the county you plan to work in.Enquiries relating to a part of Ireland not covered by a local office will be handled by the film commission directly (http://www.irishfilmboard.ie/filming_in_ireland/regional_contacts/)  

Ireland is an ATA system member country. For further details lease contact: http://www.revenue.ie/en/customs/index.html 

Standard VAT rate in Ireland is 23% There are also reduced V.A.T. rates of 13.5%, 9% and 4.8%. VAT is charged on assets and services in Ireland as well as on imports into Ireland. VAT returns are made once every two months. In certain cases, it is possible to make a return once a year.

Copyright law of Ireland is applicable to most typical copyright situations (films, sound recordings books etc.) and includes a provision for "fair dealing," similar to that used by other countries.  The Irish law is entitled, “S.I. No. 337/2011 — European Communities (Electronic Communications Networks and Services) (Universal Service and Users' Rights) Regulations 2011."? The Irish Government is to conduct a review Ireland’s existing copyright legislation aimed at removing barriers to innovation.

Pension and lnvalidity: 10,75% employer - 4% employee / Disease 2% (employee)

Film Commissions

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About Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (Screen Ireland) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry, investing in talent, creativity and enterprise. Screen Ireland mission is to support and promote Irish film,...

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