Julian Savea (C) of New Zealand’s All Blacks gets the ball away while being tackled by Pat McCabe (bottom) of Australia during their second Bledisloe Cup rugby championship match at Eden Park in Auckland. Photoghraph:  REUTERS/Nigel Marple

Australia utility back Pat McCabe has decided to retire after fracturing his neck for the third time in last weekend’s Rugby Championship defeat to Ne(...)

Author Darragh McKeon. Photograph: anaphoto.net

Darragh McKeon has worked as a director with theatre companies such as Rough Magic in Dublin, the Royal Court and Young Vic in London, and Steppenw(...)

Illustration: Clare Brennan

Our final week of How to Write a Book deals with what to some is the best part (completing a work, having it edit ready) or the worst (showing it t(...)

Donald Clarke with Music on Clinton Street: ‘It’s an underrated novel that engages with many obsessions found in McCabe’s later work.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

We gave five treasure hunters €100 each and sent them off to bag bargains. At the end of the series, James O’Halloran of Adam’s Auctioneers will va(...)

Building unions have accused Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn of turning a deaf ear to their claims of ill treatment of workers on new school projects.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Building unions have accused Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn of turning a deaf ear to their claims of ill treatment of workers on new school proje(...)

Australia’s Nick Cummins  scores a try against France  at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Photograph: Jason O’Brien / Reuters

Australia 50 France 23Australia scythed through a porous French defence to score seven tries and a 50-23 victory over the visitors in their first test(...)

Patrick McCabe, Kevin Barry, and Ross Raisin. Photographs: Cyril Byrne, Matt Kavanagh, Angus Muir

Asking someone to name their favourite author or book is one of those cruel, impossible-to- choose questions. For some, picking a literary characte(...)

John Shevlin dressed as James Joyce at the launch of Dubliners in April 2012 as Dublin’s One City, One Book choice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Next month marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of James Joyce’s celebrated short story collection, Dubliners, and a new Irish publisher (...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will address the Association of Garda Superintendents  conference this evening.

There is no evidence of systemic corruption across the Garda despite the recent controversies that have hit force and such allegations are “reg(...)

Patrick McCabe: got a bit of a shock when he caught his first glimpse of the challenge set for him by RTÉ television’s new series, Play Next Door

Patrick McCabe is a pretty fearless writer. He has produced a dozen novels, a collection of linked short stories, a children’s book and several radio (...)