Tony Walsh

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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(...)

Cllr Diarmaid Ó Cadhla. File photograph: People’s Convention

A Cork councillor has been urged by a judge to get himself a solicitor to advise him on the law regarding having his case heard in Irish after the jud(...)

Cork Street Names Campaign members have been charged with criminal damage to certain Cork street signs by blacking them out.

A Cork councillor has been remanded along with two other men on charges of criminal damage arising out of a campaign to black out street names in Cork(...)

Ireland’s medallists at the 2017 European rowing championships at Racice, Czech:  Paul O’Donovan, Gary O’Donovan (Silver medals - lightweight men’s double sculls); Mark O’Donovan, Shane O’Driscoll (Gold medals -lightweight pair) and Denise Walsh (Silver medal - lightweight women’s single sculls). Photograph: Inpho

The climb up from the lake at Racice is a tough one, and Paul O’Donovan looked ashen and unsteady on his feet as he approached the interview area. But(...)

Charlotte Campbell, mother of Manchester Arena attack victim Olivia Campbell, and stepfather Paul Hodgson pay their respect in St Ann’s Square for the victims in central Manchester. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

They do things their own way in Manchester – with their own mixture of warmth, wit and chippiness, even when it comes to grieving for the victims of a(...)

‘Cardinal Desmond Connell championed the underdog at every opportunity.’

When I heard of Cardinal Desmond Connell’s death this week, I felt sad, even though there were times during his term of office that I was deeply criti(...)

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