Maeve Dineen: We need to get animated about our talented cartoon studios
Did you watch the Oscars last night? Perhaps you didn't stay up late enough to see Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon's 'The Secret of Kells' or Brown Bag Films' animated fairytale 'Granny O' Grimm', but it was worth staying up to see such innovative Irish companies finally getting the recognition they deserve.
Both animation studios represent more than a personal triumph for the people involved -- they represent a template for what this country should be doing right now.
They understand how to manage talent, how to manage costs, how to export their business and how to do all this while still having fun -- which brings us back to talent.