Martin McLaughlin and his wife Ann, of Ballymaconna, Barefield, Co Clare, at Ennis Circuit Court

A jury last night found a 67-year-old Co Clare man guilty of threatening to kill his neighbour.At Ennis Circuit Court, there were emotional scenes as (...)

Patrizia and Raymond Crowley at Ennis Circuit Court.

A 67-year-old Co Clare man told gardaí he never threatened to kill his neighbour, but instead asked him to smile.At Ennis Circuit Court yesterday, evi(...)

Patrizia and Raymond Crowley outside  Ennis Circuit Court.

A 41-year-old father of two told a court yesterday he was “absolutely petrified” after his 67-year-old neighbour allegedly threatened to kill him.At (...)

The letters of Italo Calvino? Surely not, we might think, given this writer’s famous guardedness and privacy, his distrust of the biographical, of the(...)