Philip Lynch

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Philip Lynch with his daughter Molly on the plane from Hobart to Dublin.

It’s a slow shuffle towards the service desk at the car hire place near Dublin Airport. But it’s a patient, near silent shuffle. The hipster-looking l(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

1993: A single, tertiary children’s hospital for Dublin is proposed by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. It recommended the centre be built (...)

IPL Plastics chief executive Alan Walsh, has spent more than six years unravelling the group’s previous collection of disparate investments. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Almost a year to the day since Dermot Desmond sold his 25 per cent stake in plastics group One51, it became clear this week how the billionaire was, o(...)

Christmas is different when it is sunny and warm rather than frosty and cold

Like many migrants, I suspect, my memories of Irish Christmases are never far away at this time of the year. But that slow-burn build up to the 25th, (...)

Alan Walsh, chief executive of One51. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The 2,000 or so shareholders in One51 – including farmers, dairy co-ops and high-net-worth individuals who followed the once-unquestionable business t(...)

RDS chief executive Michael Duffy says this year’s Dublin Horse Show’s  online sales are 20 per cent ahead. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Michael Duffy’s office has one of the nicest views in Ireland, looking on to the lush main arena in the RDS in Ballsbridge. And he’ll have one of the (...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull may face a backlash as a result of his proposed immigration reforms. Photograph: Getty Images

The announcement that a new maternity hospital in Dublin may be managed by a religious order is generating much disquiet in Ireland; but here in secul(...)

2017: Simon Harris TD, with Eilish Hardiman, group CEO of the children’s hospital, and John Pollock, project director NCH,  making an announcement regarding the new national children’s hospital at St James’s Hospital Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is 33 years since the idea of a new children’s hospital was first mooted, and it looks like it will take almost four decades for that plan to be re(...)

Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian: His position had become untenable after the group warned in late January that its earnings could plummet by 20 per cent this year as it lost biscuit and other baked goods contracts in the US. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

After weeks of speculation, Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian fell on his sword on Tuesday, stepping aside as chief executive of the embattled Irish(...)

The Christmas decorations in our village here in Tasmania are barely visible under the glare of the Australian sun. And the synthetic white Christmas (...)

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