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The remains of Karl Shiels are carried from church followed by his partner, Laura Honan.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Fair City actor Karl Shiels, who died suddenly last Monday aged just 47, “filled his life and lived it to the full”, his funeral Mass has been told. (...)

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope: Stefanie Preissner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stefanie Preissner, the 28-year-old writer of RTÉ’s new comedy drama Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, accepts a coffee from Amy Huberman, who is wearing a big (...)

“The key issue for me was why people [joined the revolution]? How were young working-class men and women, just ordinary people, radicalised?” Playwright Deirdre Kinahan pictured in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Bryan Meade

It has been almost 20 years since playwright Deirdre Kinahan made her theatrical debut. It was 1997, and she had been hovering around the amateur dra(...)