William Walsh

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Interior of a peasant family’s hut during the Great Famine, 1845-1849. Illustration from The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, by Robert Wilson. Photograph: The Print Collector/Getty Images

The lengths to which Irish people went to stay alive including cannibalism have been detailed in a new documentary on the Great Famine. Entitled The(...)

Telephone operator with protective gauze during the 1918-1919 flu epidemic:  a great many were affected.

Priests visiting the sick and dying are effectively frontline workers in epidemics, and are more likely to catch the disease and even die themselves. (...)

Former president  Mary Robinson speaking at the  Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s  public sector conference at  DCU. Photograph:   Crispin Rodwell

Public servants need to provide “an emergency response” to the climate crisis, former president Mary Robinson has said. In an address to 800 represen(...)

The Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin will host an unusual swap on Wednesday. File photograph: The Irish Times

For booklovers bursting to spend a penny (or half of one), it’s worth raiding your jars of miscellaneous coins and sticking your hand deep down the ba(...)

Jacqueline Walsh (33), with an address in Millbrook Lawns, Tallaght, arriving at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A Dublin civil servant who stole over €6,500 in fake Jobseekers allowance claims under her brother’s name has received a three and a half year suspend(...)

Archivists Noelle Dowling  and Brian Kirby with  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin at exhibition in the Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new exhibition is opening in Dublin to commemorate priests and nuns who risked their lives to attend to the dead and dying, the injured and the hun(...)

Watercolour drawing of Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge (1818) by Samuel Frederick Brocas. Image courtesy of National Library of Ireland

They have been crossing it free of charge for a whole century now, but Dubliners have a long memory. So, although it was first named in honour of th(...)

Loop Line bridge. Bryan O’Brien.

It is somewhat unfortunate that the first bridge to greet sea-borne visitors to Dublin should also be the city’s ugliest. A grim monument to the grim (...)

A cross which marks the place where James Connolly was executed, sitting in a chair, in  Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Frank Miller

There is a great irony in the fact that while planning the 1916 Commemorations, no-one remembered that Christians have the habit of celebrating the re(...)

William Walsh, from Clareville, Dublin 11 left the Mater Hospital (above) and was spotted in the water near Cross Guns Bridge in Phibsboro. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 75-year-old man who was “under a lot of stress” over medical tests being carried out for abdominal pain fell into the Royal Canal and later died fro(...)

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