John Walsh

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Two teddy bears and a rose at Glenwood House, where Ana Kriégel was murdered. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Local politicians have said it may be appropriate to remove the protected structure status afforded to Glenwood House, the property where Ana Kriégel (...)

Some 120 students attended a protest for the reopening of Caifé na Gaeilge. Photograph: Conor Brummell

NUI Galway’s Students’ Union has officially confirmed the closure of Caifé na Gaeilge, located in Áras na Gaeilge. The Students’ Union released a stat(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe (right) has launched The Globalist, a biography of Peter Sutherland by John Walsh (left).  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Peter Sutherland led a life of “really extraordinary achievement”, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said on Wednesday night, adding that he could (...)

 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(...)

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