Byline: EAMONN O'HANLON
FIREBRAND actor Gabriel Byrne has accused Hollywood of squeezing the life out of the Irish film industry.
He claims the big American studios have such a tight grip on movie distribution that they are able to lay down the law to film makers around the world.
"In order to say you have a film industry you must have an infrastructure which supports a home-grown industry, he said.
"I just don't think that's possible with the way American films have a stranglehold on the distribution systems.
"People absorb the values and the morality of these films and they contribute in no small way to the US influence on …