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A free entrepreneurship programme in primary schools got the thumbs-up from Irish teachers who are using it. More than 10,000 primary school childr(...)

Netwatch chief executive David Walsh: has assembled a committee to hear pitches for free office space in Boston.

Irish emigrants who have made it in the United States, especially in Boston, have a tradition of helping their compatriots make the same journey. In a(...)

Ben Foster as disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in The Program.

Lance Armstrong’s meteoric rise and catastrophic fall has already been covered in two well-received documentaries, from Alex Holmes and Alex Gibney, b(...)

David Walsh: “This fund is a key pillar of our overall strategy to support the growth of Irish SMEs and to help build digital expertise within those organisations.”

Eircom has extended the deadline for its Digital Boost initiative to the end of April. The programme, which is run by Eircom Business Solutions, is de(...)

 Lance Armstrong and UCI president Hein Verbruggen, who was head of the organisation which is said to have colluded with the disgraced cyclist to protect his status in the sport. Photograph: AFP 1:57

A damning report published on Monday shows how cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, colluded with Lance Armstrong from 1999 to 2009 to circumvent (...)

SIMS co-founder and CEO Dr. David Walsh says that World Health Organisation statistics for Ireland show that one in five people have fertility issues. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Twenty new jobs are to be created with the opening of a new fertility clinic in a suburb on the southside of Cork city. The recently opened SIMS IVF (...)

THE BEST The Bloodied Field by Michael Foley (O’Brien Press, €16.99) A sports book, a history book, a thriller. Like a quietly determined geek wit(...)

Tops for Tweets: Des Cahill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

RTÉ broadcaster Des Cahill, aka @sportsdes, is the most influential journalist on Twitter, according to the #murraytweetindex, a new ranking by pub(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

“Going abroad also shows an ability to be adaptable in the face of a significantly different culture, language, money and climate.”

Young people emigrate for lifestyle reasons. It’s a small island, and a lot of people want to get off it.They want to see another part of the world.Th(...)