Caroline Walsh

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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(...)

Maeve Binchy at home in Dalkey, Co Dublin,  in September 2006.

“Men like fat, cuddly women. Men like women without make-up. Men like women in midi-length clothes. Everyone looks better in summer than winter. Pregn(...)

 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look on as Stephanie Roche arrives for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Ireland’s main universities have a substantial array of options, although candidates should always bear in mind looming deadlines and criteria for applications

There are a wide variety of postgraduate funding opportunities available to those seeking to expand their education beyond undergraduate level. The (...)

Rena Dardis (left) with her friend Peggy Blunden. A keen sportswoman, Rena played tennis at Brookfield Tennis Club.
Obituary: Rena Dardis
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Publisher Katherina “Rena” Dardis was a founder member of Anvil Press and The Children’s Press. She was born in Kilkenny in January 1924 and as an i(...)

Launching the novel ‘Teethmarks on My Tongue’, Prof Jenny Williams (left with author) said it was a special writer who could cross  “shark-infested waters” between being a literary critic and a novelist.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish Times literary correspondent Eileen Battersby has launched her first novel Teethmarks on My Tongue. The book tells the story of an American t(...)

Author: John Updike. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Even at its finest, biography is a difficult enterprise; claims of being revelatory and insightful may often turn out to be another way of settling a (...)

From left: ‘Irish Times’ journalists Maeve Donnellan, Nell McCafferty, Mary Maher, Geraldine Kennedy, Gabrielle Williams, Renagh Holohan (seated), Christina Murphy, Mary Cummins and Caroline Walsh.

Just before Christmas, on one of several aborted gift-shopping expeditions, I found myself sheltering from torrential rain in Chapters bookshop on Dub(...)

The sun shines along the passage floor into the inner chamber at Newgrange during the 2013 winter solstice at Newgrange. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Oh ye of little faith” has seldom seemed more apt than it did at the famous Newgrange, Brú na Bóinne, complex in Co Meath at the weekend. In the anna(...)

Mary Lavin’s daughters (from left)  Valdi MacMahon, Liz Peavoy and  Caroline Walsh at a mews in Lad Lane that was once their home. Photograph: David Sleator

On the last day of August 1967, the author Mary Lavin boarded the SS United States with her(...)

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