'Valhalla', Cillian Murphy film, 'The Tourist' among Irish tax credit recipients

Ireland's film and TV corporation tax credit scheme paid out $140m (€129.5m) in 2023 to various productions including The Tourist season two

By Gabriella Geisinger 23 Jan 2024

'Valhalla', Cillian Murphy film, 'The Tourist' among Irish tax credit recipients
The Tourist; Cr: BBC/Two Brothers/Steffan Hill

Among the 2023 recipients of Ireland's Section 481 tax credit scheme were two Jamie Dornan vehicles and Small Things Like These starring Cillian Murphy. 

Ciaran Hinds and Emily Watson also star alongside Murphy in Small Things Like These, produced by Artists Equity which have its debut at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival

According to the statistics recently released by Irish Tax and Customs, $140m (€129.5m) were paid, slightly up on 2022's $108m (€127.2m). Ireland's October budget raised the cap for productions qualifying for the scheme to $106m (€125m) from $59m (€70m).

Netflix's Valhalla, which filmed in County Wicklow, was one of the largest recipients, in the range of $8.5m - $25m (€10m - €30m). Also filmed in Co Wicklow, Long Day's Journey into Night produced by BK Studios, received $855k - $1.7m (€1-2m). The film adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's renowned play stars Jessica Lange and Ed Harris

The second season of The Tourist, starring Dornan for BBC, received between $4.2m - $8.5m (€5m- €10m). His thriller Borderline, produced by Shinawil Ltd, received $1.7m - $4.28m ($2m - 5m). In it, Dornan plays an IRA operative sent to London in the 1970s and stars alongside Sam Claflin, who plays a British SAS captain charged with hunting the Irishman.

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