Jim Walsh

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JJ Walsh: Exactly 15,000 chess problems later from his first column in 1955, his epic career has broken world records. Photograph: Eric Luke

When Jim Walsh supplied The Irish Times with daily coverage of the Fischer-Spassky world chess championship of 1972, one of the results was that his w(...)

US first lady Jill Biden waves as she sets off with President Joe Biden  from the  White House on his first overseas trip as president. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg

US president Joe Biden will intensify pressure on the British government over the deepening Northern Ireland protocol impasse when he meets with (...)

President Michael D. Higgins  at Aras an Uachtarain. Photograph: Frank Miller

Reprisal-based violence was a key element of the military imperialist strategy throughout the British Empire, President Michael D Higgins has said. W(...)

Joan Collins, TD (Independents 4 Change) said there should be “nothing about Travellers without Travellers.

Travellers must have “control and direction” over health strategies for the community if they are to have any impact, an Oireachtas committee heard on(...)

Jim Walsh and William Hammond (centre in light blue shirts) have been organising the Cork Folk Festival on a voluntary basis over the last 40 years. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

It was the year of the Pope’s visit, Maggie Thatcher becoming British Prime Minister and the Boomtown Rats making No 1 in the UK Charts with Rat Trap (...)

US national security advisor John Bolton arrives for a meeting with Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid at Downing Street in London, Britain. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Irish officials in Washington have stepped-up efforts to highlight Ireland’s concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast agreement, following s(...)

US president Donald Trump has said he wants an ‘ambitious free-trade agreement’ with the UK after Brexit. File photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

This week the issue of Brexit made it across the Atlantic as members of US Congress voiced their concern about its impact on Northern Ireland. As the(...)

Tánaiste and  Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: held meetings in New York on Tuesday as Ireland continues its efforts to secure a seat on the United Nations Security Council. File Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has arrived in Washington for talks with senior administration officials and members of Congress, amid increasing concern among(...)

The letter, which has been signed by 40 senior figures including Gary Hart, comes ahead of Tanaiste Simon Coveney’s visit to Washington this week. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A group of prominent Irish-Americans, including former US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart and five former US ambassadors, have written to (...)

Minimalist: the Donegal home designed by Jim and Eilish Walsh’s son

Jim Walsh says he and his wife Eilish have landed in heaven. The pair, who recently retired after spending more than three decades working and living (...)

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