William Murphy

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File image of RIC cadets in Dublin. File photograph: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

The general election was bookended by two episodes which show how remembrance of the State’s past remains current affairs. Fine Gael’s postponed, an(...)

Putting the finishing touches to the war memorial in Kilkenny ahead of its unveiling on Sunday. Photograph: James Burke

The Great War was rumbling well into its fourth year when young Thomas (Tommy) Woodgate from Mill Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, joined the Royal Flyi(...)

Bill Murphy, Tom Walsh and Edward Hanlon  at the proposed site for a first World War memorial in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

“Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn,” wrote poet Laurence Binyon about those who died in the first World War, and now those from Midleton(...)

Niamh McCoy: “You can’t get a more authentic experience than coming here to the museum and going to a match.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The GAA Museum is fronted by Paul Ferriter’s imposing statue of the association’s founder, Michael Cusack (1847-1906), who – as an educator and cultur(...)

The effective blood donation ban for sexually active gay men has been in place since the mid-1980s, and was an attempt to reduce the risk of the emergent HIV epidemic tainting blood reserves.

Calls for the reduction or complete removal of an effective lifetime ban on sexually active gay men giving blood have been made at a conference discu(...)

Hundreds of women who donated blood in the past 18 months may have been anaemic or become so after the device missed women with an iron deficiency. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) says it was not told about previous problems with a testing device blamed for providing inaccurate results (...)

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (above) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on a train last month.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (79) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on the Killarney-Dublin train last month in an incident related to a perc(...)

A handout combo released by the Baltimore police department  shows (clockwise from top left) Ceasar Goodson, Garrett Miller and Edward Nero and William Portner, Brian Rice and Alicia White, the six  officers t charged in connection with the death in custody of Freddie Gray. EPA/Baltimore Police Department

The six suspended Baltimore police officers charged Friday in the death of Freddie Gray are a mix of veterans and recent recruits, of varying ranks an(...)

A man who brought proceedings alleging his employment as assistant horse trainer was jeopardised due to alleged impending disciplinary action by the Turf Club against his prospective employer has had his case rejected at the High Court

A man who brought proceedings alleging his employment as assistant horse trainer was jeopardised due to alleged impending disciplinary action by the T(...)

Blanket ban on sexually active gay men donating blood may be revised

Society needs to have a discussion on the balance between the stigmatising of men who have sex with men, and the risks involved in moving to a one-(...)

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