Family  photo of Danielle McLaughlin, who was killed at  a tourist resort in Goa, India. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

The body of an Irish woman who was raped and murdered at a tourist resort in India has been flown back to Ireland. Danielle McLaughlin will undergo (...)

Crowd told Danielle McLaughlin “the kindest person you could ever meet”.

Hundreds of people last night gathered in the Co Donegal seaside town of Buncrana for a candlelit vigil in memory of Danielle McLaughlin. The 28-year(...)

A postmortem showed Danielle  McLaughlin died from cerebral damage and constriction of the neck. Photograph: Family handout/PA Wire

The body of a Donegal woman killed in India earlier this week is expected to be flown home to Ireland early next week. Danielle McLaughlin (28) from (...)

Danielle McLaughlin’s body was found on Tuesday in Goa

A man suspected of killing an Irish woman at a tourist resort in Goa will face murder and rape charges, police in the Indian state have said. A postm(...)

The Comet Seekers: Helen Sedgwick was a physicist before turning her hand to writing. Her debut maps the big questions on an even larger plane

‘Things shifted while he wasn’t looking at the ground and now the world is different; everything is beautiful, and wild, and precarious, because now h(...)

“Nasty feedback has no place in a writing group, and neither does saying something is lovely.” Photograph: iStock

At the recent West Cork Literary Festival in Bantry, would-be writers filled 11 week-long workshops, from memoir writing to travel, fiction, and poet(...)

‘I’m fine. Watch me.’ He moved from the doorway one foot in front of the other, arms out at either side, eyes fixed on her. Midway across the room he (...)

The write stuff: Barbara Leahy, Marie Gethins, Marie Murphy and Danielle McLaughlin – “trust and respect enable us to share very rough drafts or discuss ideas at an embryonic stage”

It began with worms. In the spring of 2011 I joined Lory Manrique-Hyland’s writing workshop held at the Munster Literature Centre. Over the followi(...)

Danielle McLaughlin: “explores the darker choices and behaviours of her characters through prose that shakes to the core, at times subtle, at times disturbing,”  The Irish Times  review said. “Dinosaurs on Other Planets  lingers in the memory long after finishing reading”

Dinosaurs on Other Planets by Danielle McLaughlin is the new Irish Times Book Club choice. Over the next few weeks, we will explore this superb colle(...)

The Law Library in the Four Courts, Dublin: the crossover between law and literature is age-old. Charles Dickens, Henry Fielding, Erle Stanley Gardner and Franz Kafka all studied or practiced law, to varying degrees of success, before establishing themselves as writers

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This harsh sentencing from Shakespeare in Henry VI is one of many references to the legal profess(...)

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