David Lynch is a multi-award winning Irish journalist and author with a wide range of experience in regional, national and international press.
He is currently a journalist at The Medical Independent newspaper- where he writes exclusive news stories and longer features for the fortnightly publication. He also contributes to the online presence of the newspaper through, Twitter, Hootsuite and the website www.mindo.ie
He has reported on RTE’s Morning Ireland and Today with Pat Kenny radio shows, Newstalk’s Moncrieff show, The Sunday Business Post, Village Magazine, Magill, Leinster Leader, The Blizzard, The Football Ramble, The Journalist Magazine, Liberty, Look Left, Irish Left Review, Agenda and Voice of the Traveller magazine.
‘A Divided Paradise: An Irishman in the Holy Land’ (New Island 2009) is his second book; his first was a historical study that focused on the early political life of James Connolly Radical Politics in Modern Ireland: The Irish Socialist Republican Party 1896-1904 (Irish Academic Press, 2005). His third book, ‘Confronting Shadows- An introduction to the poetry of Thomas Kinsella’ was published by New Island in March 2015.
He has worked in the occupied Palestinian territories and in the wider Middle East. He recently spent almost 10 months in Cairo, reporting on the post revolutionary turmoil and the Egyptian elections.
In 2007 David Lynch, was declared the national winner of the ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination’ Journalism Award. The Award was presented by the European Commission in recognition of journalism which highlights discrimination issues and as part of the Commission’s "For Diversity. Against Discrimination" information campaign.
He recently picked up a trophy at the prestigious Irish Healthcare Media Awards 2014. He won the ‘Digital, On-Line, Blogger Media Award’ for an article which took a look at the legacy of The Troubles and the role played by medical staff. The judges commented on ‘the originality and importance of the subject chosen for this entry: the role played by medical staff in Belfast during the Troubles.’
David is available for print and radio reporting. He is also available to deliver lectures on topics including the Middle East, Irish foreign policy, Irish Labour history and any of the topics mentioned on this website.