Film crews for episode eight of the franchise set to return to Skellig Michael, as Irish government hopes island’s film appearance will boost tourism

Far, far away at the western end of the Irish “universe” a battle has commenced between rebels determined to save a small corner of their planet and the all-powerful empire.

An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, has accused the Irish government of “going to the dark side” by handing over once more a remote island off the coast of Kerry, home to bird species including puffins, peregrine falcons and guillemots, to the Star Wars franchise.

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Source: Guardian Environment