Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

Home safe and sound: Wuffles made it back safely to Linda Malone and her daughter Aoife

Recently at my local bus stop there was a printed-out poster asking if anyone had seen a lost, forlorn-looking collie called Dionne. Dionne was a tim(...)

Record: former deputy chairman of Kenmare Resources Donal Kinsella leaving court with his wife Joan after he was awarded €10 million in damages in a defamation case at the High Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Damage, and damages. In law, the latter is often the only practical, although in many cases, wholly inadequate, means of compensation for the (...)

Martin McDonagh: Judge said jury decision to award him €900,000 in 2008 was “perverse”.  Pic: Collins Courts

A man who was paid one-tenth of a €900,000 award made by a High Court jury against a newspaper, which was later overturned, must return the €90,000 su(...)

 Ian Bailey leaves the High Court recently after losing his case over Garda conduct. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien, journalist Ian Bailey, solicitor Brian O’Donnell and the family of businessman Seán Quinn – a new law term b(...)

Conor McPherson: ‘Writing is . . .  like going to the toilet. It’s beyond rational consciousness. A play just sort of pops out.’  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Conor McPherson sits in the large bay window of a Dún Laoghaire hotel with his back to Dublin Bay. The lighthouse at the end of the pier looms behi(...)

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby film. F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is an option on the 2017 single text list for Leaving Cert

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has topped reading lists all over the world this summer. The story of the long-hidden second novel by the bestsellin(...)

Denis Foley, whose exchanges with Martin Lucey irradiate the second act. Photograph:  Michael McSweeney/Provision

The Lonesome West Everyman, Cork ***   Only Martin McDonagh could make the importance of vol-au-vents to a funeral in the wes(...)

Martin McDonagh: has been paid €90,000 of the €900,000 award, made in 2008, pending the outcome of the newspaper’s appeal. Photograph: Collins

The Sunday World has urged the Court of Appeal to overturn a €900,000 damages award made to a man after a jury found he was libelled in an article des(...)

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