Thomas Walsh

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For three decades, Neil Hannon has been an astute observer of contemporary life, playfully skewering social and sexual mores in his songs for his band(...)

Tipperay’s Dan McCormack rounds Clare goalkeeper Donal Tuohy to score a goal in the Co-op Superstores Munster Senior Hurling League Final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 4-19 Tipperary 1-18 It’s only January and it’s only the Munster League, but Clare won’t mind one bit after coming through the warm-up tournamen(...)

Premises for sale in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. File photograph: Alan Betson

A report published on Friday found that small towns in Ireland are suffering a long drawn-out decline and are in urgent need of attention. The Society(...)

Thomas Walsh: “I thought there was one record in me that I should make for myself.” Photograph: Graham Keogh

In a world of media-managed pop stars, blander-than-beige musicians and so-called rock stars too afraid to stick their heads above the parapet for ris(...)

A protest last week in support of Ballygawley post office in Co Sligo.

A parish priest has spoken out against the closure of a rural post office in Co Sligo which is under threat following the death of the 55-year-old po(...)

Irish Volunteers and one Irish Citizen Army member inside the GPO 1916. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives, Cathal Brugha barracks www.militaryarchives.ie

Tuesday, April 25th, 1916 Government forces arrive in the city by train overnight from Belfast and the Curragh. Machine-gun  fire  (...)

The revelation a 91-year-old patient had spent 29 hours on a trolley at Tallaght hospital had generated banner headlines, which grew larger when it emerged that the hospital had ordered an investigation into the leak. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was at the end of a long working day and, more relevantly, a very long week in the life of their workplace, when the consultants of Tallaght hos(...)

 Dr James Gray of Tallaght Hospital. File photograph:  Collins

A whistleblowing doctor at Tallaght hospital says he was put under pressure to drop giving key evidence to an inquest into the death of a patient at t(...)

Dr James Gray says hosptial has been trying to intimidate him “for years” due to his repeated criticism of overcrowding in the emergency department. Photograph: Getty Images

The whistleblower who revealed a 91-year-old spent 29 hours on a trolley in Tallaght hospital has accused his employer of trying to silence him. Emerg(...)

Thomas Walsh has always borne his influences brazenly – but when those influences are classic pop bands like ELO, The Kinks and The Beach Boys(...)

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