John Connors

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A sperm whale calf pictured on RTÉ documentary series Ireland’s Deep Atlantic. The BAI will fund a follow-up two-parter from Sea Fever Productions.

The dramas Dead Still and The Godparents and documentary series John Connors’ Acting Academy are among the television shows that have awarded money un(...)

My Dad’s Blind: Anna Sheils-McNamee’s play was named best production at Dublin Fringe Festival

The marathon Dublin Fringe Festival – 80 productions and 554 performances over 16 days – ended on Sunday night with the announcement of this year’s fr(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris  said gardaí were verbally and physically abused on the evening in question and that one Garda member suffered racial abuse.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social media posts in which a Garda member involved in policing a Dublin housing protest was identified and details of his daily routine published ar(...)

Ireland’s Call: Written and performed by John Connors, the story is a familiar one

IRELAND’S CALL Bewley’s Café Theatre ★★★ Delivered in the cathartically honest style of a counselling session, John Connors’s monologue is as much (...)

John Connors: “I went home to my mother and said, ‘What’s a knacker?’ And I could just see the dread in her face.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When John Connors was a seriously depressed young man he ended up in an acting class. He had recently admitted that he was suicidal to his brother who(...)

Sandra and Jonathan Caulfield, whose daughter Hope Rose died nine days after her birth with Edwards Syndrome. Photograph: Mark Hilliard/Irish Times

Campaigners for a No vote in the forthcoming referendum on the Eighth amendment have accused the other side of conducting the majority of “hostile” be(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

Actor and film-maker John Connors: “A BBC presenter should be trying to bring people together, trying to mediate.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Actor John Connors turned down an appearance on BBC television as he was “disgusted” at the presenter’s attitude to the Irish language. He was invite(...)

 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

 Coolock has a sprawling suburban feel. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Coolock, on Dublin’s northside, has had a number of building spurts, with the early 1970s producing one of Dublin’s most intriguingly named group of s(...)

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