John Doran

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Dubliner Gareth McCarton (29) dragged his partner Shannon Mahon out of bed, said he would kill her and proceeded to hit, bite and choke her until gardaí intervened. File photograph: Collins Courts

A father-of-three who fractured his partner’s nose during a “sustained episode of violence” has been jailed for two years. Dubliner Gareth McCarton ((...)

Pilot Niall Bowditch and Kacpar Kacprzak  on the day of the fatal crash on May 13th, 2018.

A pilot and his seven-year-old passenger died from massive trauma as the result of an air accident in Co Offaly two years ago, an inquest has heard. (...)

Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

THE FALL OF THE SECOND REPUBLIC Abbey Theatre ★★★☆☆ Michael West’s new play for Corn Exchange and the Abbey Theatre is set in an Ireland paralysed by(...)

The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

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(...)

Writer Eoghan Quinn gives a Chekhovian tinge to a declining family’s attempts to liquidise their assets

Project, Dublin ★★★ Anyone who has felt harassed by their sat nav will sympathise with Old Madeline in Collapsing Horse’s new production, as she is (...)

John McCarthy jnr (21), with an address at the Lane, College Farm, Newbridge, Co Kildare was convicted by Judge John Brennan at Dublin District Court in January of theft from Kathleen Byrne

A judge has adjourned sentencing a roofer found guilty of scamming €3,000 from a frightened 84-year-old woman for unnecessary work at her north Co Dub(...)

St Mullins won their 25th Carlow senior hurling championship title with win over Mount Leinster.

St Mullins 1-14 Mount Leinster Rangers 0-10 Defending Carlow senior hurling champions St Mullins went into yesterday’s county final as rank outsiders (...)

John Doran: ‘I’ve become what I was afraid of being when I was younger: a regular person.’ Photograph: Al Overdrive

Writing a book turned into one of the worst experiences of John Doran’s life. At first, the idea seemed relatively straightforward. He thought a de(...)

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