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Declan Lynch


Declan Lynch was born in Athlone in 1961. He studied law but then dropped out and studied English at University College, Cork. He worked as a journalist for Hot Press and took up the drinking that would form the background to his novel The Rooms. He wrote a highly controversial article for an Irish newspaper, virulently attacking the Irish language and associated it with sexual abuse. He has worked as a journalist, has written novels and works of non-fiction and had a play, Massive Damages, produced in Dublin.

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Declan Lynch
Declan Lynch


1999 Ireland on Three Million Pounds a Day
2002 Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
2004 All The People, All The Time
2005 The Rooms
2007 The Book of Poor Ould Fellas (with Arthur Mathews)
2009 Free Money
2010 Days of Heaven: Italia 90 and the Charlton Years
2010 A Football Man – John Giles with Declan Lynch
2016 The Ponzi Man
2018 Tony 10: The Astonishing Story of the Postman who Gambled €10,000,000 … and Lost it All (with Tony O’Reilly)