Tom Murphy

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A family with a number of people working from home would be happy with a house on Avoca Road in Blackrock. It has a good-sized downstairs office, (...)

It is as if years have melted into each other or even disappeared altogether into one long dreary annus horribilis. But what must this be like for a child? Photograph: iStock

The most powerful modern Irish Christmas story, Tom Murphy’s great play Bailegangaire, works its way through a lot of trauma. But it ends – because on(...)

Former chairman David McCann and finance director Tom Murphy  shared €7.46m  in exit payments as they left the company last year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tropical fruits group Fyffes swung into a record loss of almost €170 million last year as it was forced to take large impairment charges against its (...)

Michael Reilly of Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary, had sued over the article published  in 2016 by the Kilkenny People. He claimed he was the “only Michael Reilly” living in Ballycullen, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary and the newspaper report meant he was a criminal. Photograph: Collins Courts

A High Court judge has withdrawn from a jury a defamation action taken against a newspaper, after saying the article at the centre of the case was fai(...)

Order remains in place despite the coming into force  of an amendment to a controversial section of the Children Act. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

An application by RTÉ to lift a court order which prevents a convicted child murderer and his victim from being publicly identified has been adjourned(...)

 Mourners follow the funeral cortege of Tom Hickey outside Eadestown Parish Church in Co Kildare. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Actor Tom Hickey will be remembered for his “magisterial work in the theatre and on screen”, his funeral Mass heard on Thursday. Hickey, who played B(...)

Michael D Higgins and actor Tom Hickey at Liberty Hall, Dublin, November 2005. File photograph: Frank Miller

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin have paid tribute to actor Tom Hickey, who died at the weekend. From Kildare and born in 19(...)

Francis Brendan Heaslip: played rugby for Connacht and was central to the commercial and cultural life of Galway for many years

He was one of those people who was known to all by just the one name, Danno. He was born Francis Brendan Heaslip in Knocknacarra in 1938. Because he l(...)

US president Donald Trump arrives for a rally at the Des Moines International Airport. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The playwright Tom Murphy said that the most important question to ask about any drama is: what is at stake? When it comes to next Tuesday’s president(...)

Mike Cooley (centre) accepting the Right Livelihood Award with co-recipients Patrick van Rensburg (left) and Bill Mollison (Right) in 1981.

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to Prof Mike Cooley, the aerospace design engineer, independent thinker and advocate of human-centred inn(...)

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