We're sure Bond director Sam Mendes is a very busy man these days, what with yet another 007 outing on his hands so needless to say, we were rather interested to hear unconfirmed reports that himself and Iron Man star Rebecca Hall had been spotted on a flight into Dublin last night.

The pair (who have been dating for quite a while now) may well have just been heading for a quiet break but we can't help but wonder if they're actually here in Ireland to do a bit of film location scouting?

After all, as we reported last month, there has been plenty of talk about shooting a couple of scenes for the next Bond movie on our little island. The Irish Times wrote that both producer Barbara Broccoli and writer John Logan were in attendance at an event hosted by the Institute of Directors to support the Irish film industry, a sure sign that the pair had a keen interest in our affairs.

"I’m fully Irish," said Logan, whose parents hail from Belfast, while Broccoli said elsewhere that if Logan includes Ireland in his next script "we’ll come here. Ireland is gorgeous. I’d love to come here and make a Bond film."

Reports of Hall and Mendes' sighting remain unconfirmed for now, but we sure do hope this is a sign of things to come. Wouldn't we only love to have Daniel Craig running around small town Ireland?