Concern for birds as Star Wars set for island return

Skellig Michael is at the centre of concerns that Star Wars helicopters will disturb nesting birds
An Irish government minister has defended a decision to allow the makers of the new Star Wars movie to return to a world heritage site off the Kerry coast. Arts and heritage minister Heather Humphreys insisted that wildlife on the island Skellig Michael would not be affected when filming resumes this month. Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson stars alongside Star Wars veterans Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher in the hotly-anticipated seventh film of the series, which hits cinemas in December. Lucasfilm last year filmed scenes for ‘The Force Awakens' on the island, which is home to a 6t[...]

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