Declan Lynch

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Ardal O’Hanlon: Brings just the right combination of frivolity and sincerity

People can be slow to keep a record of pleasure. We remember the serious stuff first: the battles and wars, important dates and deaths, tragedies and (...)

Kevin McGahern

Current favourite book I read a lot of comic books, I’m a big child really. Alan Moore elevates the graphic novel to a whole new level, I love his st(...)

‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee with Paul D. Gibson was announced as the eir sport Sports Book of the Year 2018 winner. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A book that was rejected by 13 different publishers – with many of them praising it to the hilt but passing on it nonetheless – has won the Eir Irish (...)

‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

People enjoying the festival in Galway last year. This year’s edition gets under way this week. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“I have no business watching a horse race now because it’s predominantly about gambling. I’ve no business watching horse racing and I’ve no business b(...)

‘I’m not Claire Byrne,’ says Baz Ashmawy. But he might be more dangerous

What chance do you have of becoming a gambling addict? The odds, I’m afraid, are not in your favour. One in ten Irish people are problem gamblers, an(...)

The biggest winner seems to be the sponsor, whose name gets as many mentions as Cheltenham itself

It’s nearly time for the annual festival that for many people is the quintessential celebration of Ireland, full of crack, crowds and wanton use of th(...)

 Oisín McConville: he  delivers talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gambling. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Oisín McConville told a conference on Thursday that he now delivered talks to children as young as 12 as part of his advocacy work in the area of gamb(...)

The seafront at Bray is  overlooked by   Bray Head. Photograph: David Sleator

On Monday morning last week, a passer-by out for an early morning stroll on Bray seafront noticed the body of a middle-aged man which had washed up on(...)

Longford’s Brian Kavanagh who scored the winning point against Leitrim. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Longford 0-14 Antrim 0-13 A free from the boot of Brian Kavanagh helped Longford to a narrow win over Antrim in foggy conditions at Glennon Bro(...)