Maurice Walsh

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`The Chief’, 1919. Eamon de Valera wearing a native American ceremonial head-dress.  Photograph: taken from Judging Dev, by Diarmaid Ferriter, published by Royal Irish Academy

How might we best understand – and commemorate – the revolution that occurred in Ireland a century ago? Was it largely determined by events on the isl(...)

Tim Roth plays the title role in Reg,  Jimmy McGovern’s slow-burning drama on BBC One

On a morning in June 2003, the lives of Reginald and Sally Keys were upturned by the news that their son had been killed in Iraq. Lance corporal Tom (...)

Blow-in: Mitchelstown dairy farmer Maurice Walsh. Photograph: RTÉ

You’re running an ailing hairdressing business in Tallaght that’s shedding cash with alarming speed. You’ve cut wages, trimmed expenses and shaved of(...)

William Thomas Cosgrave (1880-1965), Irish politician, at the time of the fights for independence. Photograph: Getty Images

Six months to the Rising, to that defining moment in our history. And in an Ireland preoccupied with the first World War, there were, in truth, few si(...)

Ian Bailey leaving the High Court after losing his case over an alleged Garda conspiracy to implicate him in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Gardaí did not conspire to implicate Ian Bailey in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a High Court jury has found.The seven men and four women t(...)

Ian Bailey, pictured leaving the Four Courts last Friday. Photograph: Collins

A key ruling about what issues could be decided by the jury was made by Mr Justice John Hedigan after the State applied for all of Ian Bailey’s case t(...)

Ian Bailey arrives at the Four Courts on Monday March 30th, 2015. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Not only did they tell me that he killed this woman but that he was into all sorts of weird things, that he would sit outside and howl at the moon. W(...)

Ian Bailey  arriving at the Four Courts for the continuation of his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Marie Farrell is the “lynchpin” of Ian Bailey’s case against the Garda Commissioner and State but the evidence suggests she was “more than a conventio(...)

Florence Newman leaves the Four Courts  after giving evidence in a High Court action for damages taken by Ian Bailey. Photograph:  Collins Courts

MARY CAROLAN Ian Bailey did not appear to be a “very troubled individual” when reciting a poem for a video of the Christmas Day swim in Schull in 1996(...)

Marie Farrell: claimed Det Sgt Maurice Walsh  had exposed himself to her in the ladies’ toilets of Schull golf club. Photograph: Collins Courts

A former garda has rejected suggestions he and another detective were asked to “put the frighteners” on Martin Graham after gardaí lost trust in hi(...)

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