Friday 24 November 2017

Wicklow-based O'Connell (66) has ambitious plans to turn his €25m Ashford film studios into a 'Silicon Valley' for the film industry.

The Vikings mini series is being filmed on the super modern sound stages. O'Connell made his money from producing electrical heaters and barbeques in China as well as specialist packaging. His Universal Innovations had €23m in shareholders' funds.

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