Former “singing” priest Tony Walsh has been jailed for seven and half years for raping a boy three times, once with a crucifix. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Former “singing” priest Tony Walsh has been jailed for seven and half years for raping a boy three times, once with a crucifix. Anthony Walsh (62) co(...)

Anthony Walsh (62) committed the offence and two other rapes of the same victim before the Criminal Law (Rape) Amendment Act came into effect in 1990, meaning that the maximum penalty the judge can impose on each offence is two years. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Former “singing” priest Tony Walsh faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison for raping a boy with a crucifix, a court has heard. Anthony Walsh(...)

Gardaí and local children at the Drumalee Estate on North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Garda squad car and three uniform gardaí were the only things to suggest anything out of the ordinary on Thursday at Drumalee Avenue, as it bathe(...)

A file image from 2009 of Gary Campion, who has emerged from a coma after being cound  unconscious in his cell at Mountjoy Prison on Thursday morning.

A Limerick gangland criminal serving two life sentences for gun murders has woken from a coma after being admitted to hospital in a critical conditio(...)

A 70-year-old  man is to face trial in Dublin District Court, accused of harassing one of his neighbours by putting urine on his windows and doorway. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 70-year-old Dublin man is facing trial accused of harassing one of his neighbours by putting urine on his windows and doorway.Martin O’Donnell, with(...)

Counterfeit money, printing equipment and computers have been seized by gardaí investigating dissident republican activity. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Counterfeit money, printing equipment and computers have been seized by gardaí investigating dissident republican activity.Three men were arrested in (...)

Garda forensic team members examine the Hanlon’s Corner area following a  shooting in which four people were injured early this morning. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Three “innocent bystanders” attending a 21st birthday in a Dublin pub were seriously injured in the small hours of this morning when a murder attempt (...)

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