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Wednesday 24 January 2018

It's no crying game as Neil Jordan's movie profits jump to €2.6m

Liam Neeson as Michael Collins
Liam Neeson as Michael Collins
Neil Jordan

Gordon Deegan

Accumulated profits at the movie company owned by celebrated director Neil Jordan rose to €2.6m last year.

New accounts show that accumulated profits at Jordan's Sunwind Enterprises increased by €287,184.

During the same period in the 12 months to the end of December, the firm's cash pile fell from €3.012m to €2.733m.

The two company directors on the board are Mr Jordan and his wife, Brenda Jordan.

They live at one of Ireland's most exclusive addresses, at Sorrento Terrace in Dalkey.

Last year they shared pay of €152,000 - up from the €130,00 they shared in 2014.

In addition, the firm paid back €590,393 to Mr Jordan in monies that the director of 'The Crying Game' and 'Michael Collins' had previously loaned to the firm.

At the end of December 2015, the firm still owed €106,520 to Mr Jordan.

The firm derives its income from the directing and production of films for TV and cinema. Neil Jordan is currently the 'showrunner' for his new project, a crime drama 'Riviera' set in the south of France.

Based on an idea of former U2 manager Paul McGuinness, 'Riviera' was created by Mr Jordan and Booker-winning author John Banville. The ten-part series is set to hit our screens next year on Sky Atlantic.

Sunwind employs three people, including the two Jordans, and the three last year received €156,122 in pay.

Irish Independent

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