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. (...)

 Childhood friends Ruth Davis and Aisling O’Neill. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ruth Davis manages European projects for the Veneto regional government in north-east Italy. Originally from Dublin, she moved to Italy after graduati(...)