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. (...)

Karl Shiels appeared in RTÉ’s Fair City, and in many stage productions. Photograph: RTE/PA Wire

Karl Shiels had a way of making things happen. Even in the theatre, where making things happen, however steep the odds, is the soul of the endeavour,(...)

Karl Shiels’ agent says the actor was ‘a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, light-hearted funny and sharp-witted.’

Tributes have been paid to “force of nature” actor Karl Shiels who has died aged 47. Shiels, from Chapelizod in Dublin, was best-known for his role i(...)

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Temple Bar Cultural Trust chief executive Dermot McLaughlin has been suspended pending an investigation of his role in offering three senior staff members redundancy packages, each worth €100,000 or more. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

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Temple Bar trust chief Dermot McLaughlin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

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