Patrick O’Donnell plays a former soldier struggling to adjust to life in Nebraska

Snake Eaters New Theatre, Dublin ** Hillis, a US soldier returning from Afghanistan, has seen more than his share of calamity. Played by Patr(...)

Patrick O’Donnell (52) is the former landlord of the Prince of Wales pub in St George’s Road in Southwark. Photograph: Getty Images

A Mayo-born London pub landlord has been given a suspended 20 month prison sentence for tax fraud, following a Revenue and Customs investigation that (...)

Simon Stewart and Ronan Dempsey

Waiting for Godot Smock Alley, Dublin **   “I can’t go on like this,” says Gogo. “That’s what you think,” comes Didi’s reply(...)

Martin O Donnell and Pat O Donnell, who claim they were assaulted by gardaí during the 2007 protest.  Photograph: Collins Courts

Mary Carolan A High Court jury has dismissed a claim by a local farmer, Patrick Coyle, that he was  unlawfully assaulted by gardai during a morning p(...)

Three men allege they were unlawfully assaulted by gardaí – suffering facial and other injuries –  while participating in an early-morning protest near the Corrib gas refinery in north Mayo on January 19th, 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A verdict is expected on Friday in the actions for damages by three local men over alleged assaults on them by gardaí during a protest against the She(...)

Patrick (left) and Martin O Donnell (centre) and  Patrick Coyle. They have sued the Garda Commissioner and State for damages over being allegedly assaulted by gardaí during a 2007 protest. Photograph: Courts Collins.

Two gardaí, a father and son, have denied assaulting protesters during a demonstration against the Shell Corrib gas refinery in Co Mayo. Garda Marvin (...)

 Sgt Dermot Butler told the High Court that certain protocols applied when a complaint was made about a garda. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Garda sergeant has told the High Court he did not see any assaults by gardaí on three men during a protest against the Shell Corrib gas refinery in(...)

 Pat and Martin O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle  outside the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

Mary Carolan A dentist has told the High Court a fisherman attended him with acute pain days after being allegedly assaulted by a garda during a prote(...)

Martin and Pat O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle pictured outside the Four Courts during their High Court action for damages. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A fisherman has told the High Court he suffered “three or four fast ones” to the face from a Garda using closed fists and wearing leather gloves durin(...)

L-R: Martin and Pat O’Donnell with Patrick Coyle  outside the Four Courts  during the opening day of their High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A garda, described as an “accomplished boxer”, punched a man in the face during a protest over the Shell Corrib gas field in Co Mayo, a High Court jur(...)