Good point Niall, I think that the next few years will be the most important for us wannabie games developers :D From what I can see, and I may be wrong, the last year or two has shown more interest in the idea of an Irish games industry then ever before. I dont think any foreign publishing agencies are willing to come over here to invest in any games company because i aint sure if they are convinced with 1. Our ability, and 2. The risk to invest in something that has happened before, therefore it being a bit risky in their view.
I think that if we start to show enough interest, then there is no reason why publishers wouldnt want to risk all the money they have to fork out! :p
Ryanair as a publisher? Rock on!