Sean Connolly, in grey tracksuit, from Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, Dublin, arriving at the Special Criminal Court in December 2012  where he was charged with the murder of Eamon Kelly.  File photograph: Collins Courts

The guilty plea by dissident republican Sean Connolly to the murder of fellow Dubliner Eamon Kelly was a surprise turn of events, even for gardaí inve(...)

Sean Connolly: jailed for life

A Dublin man has been jailed for life by the Special Criminal Court for the Real IRA murder of veteran criminal Eamon Kelly over two years ago. Sean C(...)

Garda Technical Bureau members at the scence in Furry Park in Killester where Eamon Kelly was killed on December 4th, 2012. Seán Connolly (35), of Bernard Curtis House, Bluebell, has pleaded guilty to the murder.Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

A Dublin man has pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court to the murder of veteran criminal Eamon Kelly in Killester in 2012.Seán Connolly (35), o(...)

Andrew Shannon has pleaded not guilty to damaging a Claude Monet painting, ‘Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sail Boat’ (1874), at the National Gallery of Ireland on Clare Street on June 29th, 2012.

A jury in the trial of a man alleged to have damaged two paintings in the Shelbourne hotel has heard that the art works will be destroyed. Andrew Shan(...)

There’s a wonderful letter among Eamon Kelly’s papers in the National Library of Ireland, written to the great actor in 1960 by Pat Brosnan, a farmer (...)

Host Daithí Ó Sé with Dublin Rose Roisin Lyons prepare for the Rose of Tralee Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
What’s on for the weekend

The Merriman Summer SchoolThe Merriman Summer School continues in Glór, Ennis, Co Clare until Sunday. Emotional Life in Ireland is the theme, and ther(...)

Alive with Sive: Nora Relihan and Margaret Ward, from Listowel, Co Kerry, who were in the first production of the play in 1959. Photograph: Alan Betson

For most 21st-century theatregoers who will see it – including a generation of young people who are studying the text as part of their Leaving Cert(...)

Tipperary 3-20 Limerick IT 0-5EAMON O’Shea’s Tipperary showed no mercy against understrength Limerick IT in yesterday’s Waterford Crystal Cup prelimin(...)