David Lynch – ‘Leaving Cert 1995’

Biography~~element46David Lynch (35) is an award winning journalist and author with a wide range of full time and freelance experience in regional, national and international press. Among others he has reported for RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland and Today with Pat Kenny, The Sunday Business Post, Village Magazine, Magill, The Leinster Leader, Daily Ireland, The Journalist, and The Blizzard. 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 2009 he published his second book ‘A Divided Paradise: An Irishman in the Holy Land’ (New Island Books) described as “An excellent collection of memories intertwined with political analyses and history” by the Digest of Middle East Studies.He has covered everything from sport, politics, the arts, courts and is a former member of the press gallery in Dáil Éireann. Currently based between Cairo and Dublin he is working on both fiction and nonfiction projects.

‘Leaving Cert 1995’

The book stopped dead.
With a black and white photo of someone
called Bernadette Devlin
“Guevara in a gúna”
Sir snapped incomprehensibly.
“Time to move on.
Now open that chapter on Parnell
Again”
I lingered on her, all snarly and sex.
My hand exploded upwards.
“But Sir-
What happened next?”
And that’s when the troubles began.

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