Tony Walsh

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The court heard that Walsh has 39 previous convictions, 34 of which are for previous offences of indecent assault. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Former priest Tony Walsh has been jailed for two years for repeatedly indecently assaulting a child 45 years ago. Walsh (67) was a trainee priest whe(...)

A teenage boy has  appeared before Dublin Children’s Court  in connection with the death of a man in Kilmainham.

A 16-year-old boy has been remanded in custody and will face a psychiatric evaluation after he was charged with the murder of a homeless man in Dublin(...)

            Cristina Moczek, her husband Constantin Neacsu and their son Emmanuel (2) with food from Feed Our Homeless at College Green, Dublin. Photograph: Damien Eagers

Emmanuel Neascu (2) is one of a growing number of Dublin children regularly getting their evening meal from free-food stalls in the city centre. Sund(...)

Abuse survivor Marie Collins says of the Murphy report, published 10 years ago today: “Ordinary Catholics who had felt their church was under an unjustified attack were shown that victims were telling the truth which changed the the attitude to clerical abuse in this country.” Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi .

The publication of the Murphy Report  10 years ago today felt like “a huge turning point” as “it cut through the denials of the Catholic Chu(...)

Tony Walsh could only have got away with abusing children for so long because of a deferential attitude in society. File photograph: Collins Courts

Eighty years ago the psychologist Henry Murray included deference in his list of instinctive human needs. That drive to find someone to look up to see(...)

Tony Walsh’s abuse of one boy in Ballyfermot from 1978 to 1983 was so extreme that he was sentenced in December 2010 to a total of 123 years.

Former priest Tony Walsh, who was jailed on Wednesday for indecently assaulting a boy 35 year ago, was described by the Murphy Commission as “the most(...)

Tony Walsh is currently serving a 17 and a half year sentence for raping another boy three times in the 1980s. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former “singing” priest Tony Walsh has received a partially suspended sentence for indecently assaulting a teenage boy 35 years ago. Walsh (64), form(...)

Former singing priest Tony Walsh. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Former “singing” priest Tony Walsh will be sentenced in December for indecently assaulting a teenage boy 35 years ago. Walsh (64) formerly of North C(...)

The Cork Housing Action Group  said the group were seeking to highlight the growing housing crisis both nationally and on Leeside.

Gardaí are to prepare a file after arresting three members of a housing action campaign after they refused a request to leave Cork City Hall. They had(...)

Pope Francis during his visit to Dublin last Saturday. The group expected a half an hour maximum, but the pope heard them out for an hour and a half. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The most extraordinary meeting in the long history of the Catholic Church in Ireland was a hastily arranged affair. Eight survivors of clerical abuse(...)

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