Tony Walsh

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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(...)

 Darren McGavin at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in Ballyfermot. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Loreto Martin was the victim of a physical assault one day in 1998. It triggered flashbacks. As she lay on the floor, she remembers, she saw the face (...)

“When it works it is the best thing in the world.” Above, Marie, Brian and Padraig (8) O’Callaghan

Louise Brown, the first in vitro fertilisation (IVF) baby, was born 40 years ago today at Oldham General Hospital in England. Known at the time as th(...)

Angela Copley set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Angela Copley, who set up a support group for clerical child abuse survivors in Dublin’s Ballyfermot, “mothered” many in the area, her son Derek recal(...)

“One of the more commonly noted characteristics of those who engage in child abuse and paedophilia is a lack of remorse.” File photograph: Getty Images

It was a media colleague who remarked at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court last Friday how the current national pariah Matthew Horan (26) looked as inno(...)

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