David McDermott leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court after reciving a suspended sentence of two and a half years. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A man who assaulted his adult stepson and threatened to slit his throat in a row over keeping the garden tidy has received a suspended sentence. Davi(...)

When interviewed by gardaí David McDermott    initially denied assaulting his stepson and said he simply exhorted him to get a job. He  said he loved him like a son.

A man assaulted his adult stepson and threatened to slit his throat in a row over keeping the garden tidy, a Dublin court has heard. David McDermott (...)

Padraig Fahy with a 2.5kg sea trout on Lough Inagh

The Loughs Agency, with responsibility for the Carlingford and Lough Foyle area, has witnessed a big rise in pollution this year with 150 incidents re(...)

David McDermott at Bellmount House: “This experiment is not perfect, but it’s on the way to being perfect.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 

Artist David McDermott wants to show me something. I’ve seen a lot already in the rambling rooms of Bellmount House, near Mullingar, which McDermott h(...)