David Mcgowan

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‘We’d be surrounded by death every week,’ says funeral director David McGowan. ‘It’s normal’

Blessed with a naturally sympathetic face, and a soft, consoling, baritone voice, David McGowan makes for an effortlessly reassuring figure. That’s j(...)

Sanita Puspure: “It is ridiculous that we are trying to find someone to fund the team at the Europeans. We’re one of the top Olympic sports in Ireland.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The secrets of her success? Ireland’s silver medallist at the World Cup in Belgrade, Sanita Puspure, takes an unlikely tack. For five weeks in the spr(...)

Dave McGowan (right) pictured in the Australia heavyweight fours boat at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph:  Maxim Marmur/AFP/Getty Images

David McGowan has been named as the new Ireland heavyweight coach. The 36-year-old Australian competed for his home country at the Olympic Games in 20(...)

Ryan Tubridy: the presenter is a good foil, conversing blokeishly while hearing out James Cawley’s tough experiences of life with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

Just as the swallows’ return heralds the advent of summer, so the re-emergence of chirpy midmorning radio presenters from their holidays signals the (...)

A PSNI sergeant and a former civilian detention officer are to be prosecuted for gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a man in a police station cell two years ago. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A PSNI sergeant and a former civilian detention officer are to be prosecuted for gross negligence manslaughter following the death of a man in a polic(...)

Businessman David McGowan  in front of his Boeing 767 after it was lowered into its final destination in Enniscrone village in Co Sligo. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Yes. It’s official. The “Big Yoke” has landed. It came by sea to Enniscrone, Co Sligo. The unimaginatively titled object is a decommissioned Boeing (...)

A decommissioned Boeing 767 has started a gruelling 36 hour journey by sea from Shannon Airport to Enniscrone, Co Sligo where it will find a new home as part of a glamping village being developed there by businessman David McGowan. Photograph: Alan Place/Fusionshooters

Is it a barge? Is it a plane? No, it’s...both. Normally when you hear of a Boeing passenger plane taxiing up at Shannon, it’s not the river that com(...)