Peter Sheridan

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File image from 2015 of Frank McDonald at Aldborough House, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“There is no use pretending that Frank McDonald is aiming at a judicial and dispassionate tone. He is not. He is in a rage,” said Maurice Craig of McD(...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

One of Oliver Cromwell’s torturers ( Jordan Begley) scares his audience at Vaults Live

The students from the south Dublin school shriek with delight as their teacher is hauled before a tired and emotional judge and accused of singing exc(...)

The new Garda Commissioner Drew Harris at Government Buildings. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

To suggest An Garda Síochána was “immune” from infiltration by the IRA is “fundamentally wrong”, retired PSNI assistant chief constable Andrew McQuill(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Daniel Monaghan and Marie Ruane in The Good Father

The Good Father Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Dublin. Ends May 12th, 8pm, €15, vikingtheatredublin.com An early success for the writer Christi(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis arrives in Downing Street in London, England. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The British government’s Brexit department has apologised after David Davis made a surprise visit to the Border. The Brexit secretary spent two hours(...)

Hilary Benn (left) with Brexit committee members on the Border at Middletown, Co Armagh, during a visit to Northern Ireland on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland cannot afford to go back to the days of Border posts, the chairman of the House of Commons Brexit committee has said on a visit to Co(...)

Peadar Lamb  who died on Friday at the age of 87 appeared in hundreds of theatrical productions. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Peadar Lamb was from Carraroe and of Connemara, and those places never left him, mourners heard at the funeral of the actor on Monday. Lamb, who died(...)

Frustration with the never-ending political stalemate in the North pales into insignificance by comparison with the decades of violence that blighted the region. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty Images

Ireland, North and South, has made immeasurable progress since the second IRA ceasefire 20 years ago. Although residual sectarian conflict is an ongoi(...)

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