Tony Walsh

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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(...)

‘I am as human as any of you . . . it is the issue which has devastated my period of office,’ Desmond Connell said in Maynooth on April 8th, 2002 . Photograph: Donal Doherty/PA Wire

You could say Desmond Connell, who has died aged 90, became Archbishop of Dublin almost by default. His name was among the last to surface publicly du(...)

Tony Walsh (pictured) was described in the Murphy report as ‘the most notorious child sexual abuser’ to have come to its attention. ‘It is likely that he has abused hundreds of children,’ it said. On Tuesday, he was jailed for seven and half years for raping a boy three times, once with a crucifix. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Tony Walsh was described in the Murphy report as “the most notorious child sexual abuser” to have come to its attention. “It is likely that he has abu(...)

Former “singing” priest Tony Walsh has been jailed for seven and half years for raping a boy three times, once with a crucifix. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Former “singing” priest Tony Walsh has been jailed for seven and half years for raping a boy three times, once with a crucifix. Anthony Walsh (62) co(...)

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