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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Brian Walsh

All time
# new boss
Foley wants Munster director of rugby who 'has his own opinions'
CJ Stander says rumoured candidate Rassie Erasmus is ‘a good guy.’
# gonezo
Just weeks out from the election, a Fine Gael TD has resigned from the Dáil
Brian Walsh had already decided not to contest the election following medical advice.
# Dilemmas
5 important questions for Munster ahead of the Champions Cup
Back row selections, attacking progress, defensive aggression, Zeebs and the set-piece.
# Leader
Jones happy with leadership role as Munster prep for 'dangerous' Leinster backs
The 27-year-old captained the province for the first time three weeks ago against Treviso.
# playmaker
Keatley comfortable calling the shots in Munster's fresh game plan
The 27-year-old has an ongoing issue with osteitis pubis, but says it did not hinder his pre-season training.
# game plan
Walsh banking on balance as Munster's attack moves in new direction
After two years of ‘Penneyball’, Brian Walsh is looking for more variety from the southern province.
# Axel
Munster head coach Foley relishing the pressure of first season
‘We have two years – we want to see how far we can go, how good we can be.’
# axel support
Munster confirm roles for Jerry Flannery and Brian Walsh in Foley's backroom
The ex-hooker will come in as the province’s scrum coach while Walsh takes responsibility for the back-line.
# hello again
A Fine Gael TD who voted against the party on abortion is back in the fold
Brian Walsh lost the party whip after he voted against the party on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill – but now he’s back in the party.
# Out in the Cold
Expelled FG TD: Kenny doesn't hold grudges, but decision to readmit me lies with him
Fine Gael dissident Brian Walsh said he has met with Enda Kenny since his expulsion and that he has a good working relationship with the Taoiseach.
# Reform Alliance
RA claims Brian Walsh 'said he wouldn't run for FG as long as Enda Kenny is leader'
The Reform Alliance claims the Galway West TD was ‘gung-ho’ before later distancing himself from the group of expelled Fine Gael TDs. However, Walsh tells a different story…
# Rebel Yell
"Reform Alliance wants to undermine Taoiseach" - Brian Walsh
On hearing the news that his former Fine Gael party colleagues would vote against the abolition of the Seanad, Brian Walsh was less than complimentary.
# Moving On
Creighton: 'I don't have any anti-Enda sentiment, I just want to get on with the job'
The newly-formed Reform Alliance of Fine Gael members that lost the party whip hopes to come up with some new ideas, something Creighton says is “sorely lacking”.
# Reform Alliance
The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance
Fine Gael TDs expelled from the parliamentary party are forming an alliance ahead of the new Dáil term.
# Fine Gael
'Politics is no Cinderella game': No way back for Fine Gael rebels, Kehoe insists
Paul Kehoe has said it’s not nice to have to expel the five TDs and two Senators over the abortion vote but insisted that “politics is no kind of Cinderella game”.
# trouble in the ranks
Brian Walsh: 'Seanad abolition is Enda Kenny's baby and I won't go against it'
The Fine Gael TD, who lost the party whip, says he will not join a new alliance made up of his fellow party dissidents.
# speaking rights
Government rules out Fine Gael rebels’ bid to form second Dáil technical group
The government chief whip has told that the coalition has no plans to amend Dáil standing orders as some Fine Gael TDs and senators outside of the Fine Gael parliamentary party are seeking to do.
# De-selected
Lucinda Creighton is unlikely to be chosen as a Fine Gael candidate again
Meanwhile Peadar Tóibín’s suspension from Sinn Féin for six months means he is banned from attending all party events.
# Abortion vote
Four Fine Gael rebels will lose committee memberships... and their offices
Meanwhile, Sinn Féin has said that Peadar Tóibín’s decision to vote against the party on the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill is a “serious breach of party rules”.
# Abortion bill
Walsh: We're being asked to choose between Fine Gael values and Fine Gael
The TD said today that the fact he did not support a motion by Deputy Peter Mathews had led some to believe he did not support a free vote.
# Abortion
Fine Gael TD says he won’t support abortion bill, and neither will nine others
Brian Walsh is now the third member of the Fine Gael parliamentary party who has decided to vote against the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added Xtra-vision memories
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Abortion
Gerry Adams: 'Sinn Féin is not a pro-abortion party'
The Sinn Féin president has called on the government to publish proposed legislation dealing with the X Case.
# Abortion
Fine Gael TD insists he won't support suicide clause in abortion law
Brian Walsh says the Oireachtas hearings found abortion cannot treat suicidal ideation – and won’t allow it be included.
# Quest
Search for footage of Irish athletes filmed for Hitler underway
Brian Walsh, curator of the County Museum, is conducting the investigation as part of his preparations for an upcoming exhibition.
# Protest
Students arrested after occupying Fine Gael TD's constituency office
Students climbed onto the roof and entered the constituency office of Brian Walsh TD in Galway earlier today.
# GE11
Results in after epic 73-hour count in Galway West
The 60,647 votes in Galway West have been counted, counted, and counted again – and elected five TDs this morning.
# GE11
All Dáil seats now filled but recount in Galway West with five candidates elected
A full recount will get underway in Galway West this afternoon with five candidates already elected but not yet declared.