No details were given in Belfast Crown Court as to why the Public Prosecution Service had decided not to proceed to trial with the case against former RUC detectives John McGahan and Philip Noel Thomson. Photograph: Thinkstock

The trial of two former RUC detectives has collapsed after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.John McGahan (71) and Philip Noel Thomson (...)

Four mussel fishermen lose claim that the State had illegally disposed of mussel seed to  operators in North. Photograph: Getty Images

Four mussel fishermen have lost their High Court claim that the State had illegally disposed of mussel seed to Northern Ireland operators and UK she(...)

Sensory healing

If the thought of seeing large clouds in the form of smiley faces floating over the city spires appeals to your inner child – or your outer adult, for(...)

History: TheatreClub at its most ambitious and enflamed, yet somehow its least certain
Making History

History Project Arts Centre, Dublin ****“Did it work?” one actor asks another. “Did you feel it in your soul?” The line is probably ad-libbed, in a sh(...)

Confusion BoatsSmock Alley, Black Box Theatre ***Gerard Kelly, like most of us, is a fantasist. He’s Rocky, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, Bruce Lee, (...)

Briefs encounter: the Australian troupe is back with The Second Coming

Each preview includes a code. Here’s what they mean:BYM: Bring your mumBYD: Bring your dadEB: Early bird – starts before 8pmL: On at lunchtimeS&S:(...)