Paul Howard at home in Avoca, Co Wicklow, with his basset hound Humphrey. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I sit at a desk thinking in the voice of an idiot for ten hours a day,” says Paul Howard. “That’s my job. Imagine driving home every evening with tha(...)

Rory Nolan as rugby jock Ross O’Carroll-Kelly
Review: Breaking Dad

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin****Whether you’re a fan of the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly books, columns and plays, or the name means nothing to you at all, Paul How(...)

Literary laureate: the writer Samuel Beckett. Photograph: Louis Monier/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Within the next 18 months Dublin could have a significant new literary-themed tourist attraction. That’s the plan of Eoghan O’Mara Walsh, the head of (...)

The Beatles in 1967: ‘Paul filled the vacuum after Brian Epstein died. I think John was a bit begrudging. George was very introverted. Ringo was depicted as the joker, but I thought he was quite wise’

Paul Howard, biographer of Tara Browne, the 1960s peer, scenester and alleged subject of the Beatles song A Day in the Life, is chatting to film-maker(...)

Irish Times winners at the National Newspapers of Ireland journalism awards: Emma Somers, Eoin Butler, Kitty Holland, Paul Howard, Kate Holmquist and Fintan O’Toole. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish Times reporter Kitty Holland has been named National Journalist of the Year for her coverage of the Savita Halappanavar story. The judges(...)

Award winners pictured at the NNI awards ceremony this afternoon. Photograph: Rachel Colllins/Twitter

Irish Times reporter Kitty Holland has been named National Journalist of the Year for her work in breaking the story about the death of Savita Halappa(...)

THE Irish Times has received 29 nominations for the National Newspapers of Ireland Awards for 2013, more than any other newspaper. The newspaper domin(...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)