Former principal of Gonzaga College Patrick Potts was due to go on trial charged with three counts of indecent assault and two counts of gross indecency when vice-principal of Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Gonzaga College in Dublin has described sex abuse allegations against a former headmaster as “deeply disturbing” and asked any victims to make contact(...)

The Van-themed mural at Kilbarrack Dart station in north Dublin, celebrating local author Roddy Doyle

Thirty years ago, Roddy Doyle, the creator of The Van, The Commitments and The Snapper was a teacher at Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, drea(...)

Home body: Roddy Doyle in Clontarf, in north Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Roddy Doyle’s writing used to inspire death threats. His 1994 television drama Family angered some people for its depiction of domestic violence and f(...)