John Walsh

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 Mary Lowry. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gardaí searching Patrick Quirke’s home found a handwritten note relating to Mary Lowry and the disappearance of Bobby Ryan, the Central Criminal Court(...)

Homer sends Lisa a gif of himself retreating backwards into a hedge – does this mean Homer watches The Simpsons?

Few cultural products have as much longevity as The Simpsons – including, unfortunately, The Simpsons itself. As anyone with a TV and a pulse is aware(...)

It is expected the research will be  concluded by mid 2019. File photograph:  Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Galway City Council has appointed two leading academics to oversee the preparation of a seven-year language plan to increase the use of Irish in Galwa(...)

In Ireland, children and the aged accounted for one-third of the Irish population in the 1840s, but three-fifths of the deaths.

How to name the Great Famine? For some people, especially Irish-Americans, even using that phrase is an anathema; they prefer the term The Great Hunge(...)

ESB said it would spend €15 million on energy-management and efficiency projects in 2018.

State-owned ESB’s Smart Energy Services division says it will save 300 Irish and British businesses €150 million on their energy bills between now and(...)

‘Minimal’ Irish on the radio: Some ‘craic’, but not much in the way of current affairs, a new report has found. Photograph: iStock

There’s not much Irish on the airwaves – not much more than a cúpla focal. That’s the conclusion of research by Dr John Walsh of NUI Galway and Dr Ros(...)

From January, people living on the islands will receive special training in suicide prevention under an internationally recognised programme to help them spot a drift towards suicide in a neighbour or a friend. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s islands are remote places, but the communities that live on them are ones where neighbour helps neighbour. Even in these close-knit communi(...)

Students gathered at a town hall-style meeting in Trinity on Monday night to voice their opposition to planned fee increases.

Postgraduate students at Trinity College Dublin have threatened industrial strike action in response to plans to increase their fees. Trinity is set(...)

A €50,000 award to a boy who cut his back when he fell onto an unprotected and damaged radiator valve was ‘grossly excessive’, the Court of Appeal has ruled. File photograph: Getty Images

A €50,000 award to a boy who cut his back when he fell onto an unprotected and damaged radiator valve was “grossly excessive” and should be halved, th(...)

Brendan Behan letter: the writer sent a note to Conradh na Gaeilge from what is now Theatre Royal Stratford East, the producer Joan Littlewood’s London theatre

A letter from Brendan Behan, a ballot paper with Michael Collins among the candidates, and correspondence relating to Douglas Hyde, Patrick Pearse and(...)

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