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Dr. Ronan Lynch, a Freelance Writer, Investigative Journalist and historian. Ronan was formerly with the Centre for Public Inquiry, Dublin, Republic of Ireland:

Dr. Ronan Lynch joins the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCRJ) in Belfast City, Northern Ireland, as Director of  Research. Ronan is also a staff writer and editor of the CCRJ Journal "The Ethical Media Review".

In October 2011--Dr. Ronan Lynch (historian, journalist and CCRJ Director of Research) was interviewed extensively on National Public Radio in the US.

Ronan Lynch is a freelance writer and investigative journalist. Ronan was formerly with the Centre for Public Inquiry in Dublin. He has worked as a journalist  in Ireland and the United States. He holds an MA in Communications Studies from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a PhD in History from NUI Galway. Ronan is a graduate of St. Fintan's High School, Sutton, Co. Dublin.

About The Centre For Public Inquiry:
The establishment of the Centre for Public Inquiry was formally announced in February 2005.

The mission of the Centre for Public Inquiry is to independently promote the highest standards of integrity, ethics and accountability across Irish public and business life and to investigate and publicise breaches of those standards where they arise. The Board of the Centre for Public Inquiry is chaired by Mr Justice Feargus Flood the former chairman of the Planning and Payments Tribunal. The board also includes Enda McDonagh the chairman of the board of University College Cork and former Professor of Theology at St Patrick's College, Maynooth; Damien Kiberd broadcaster and writer; Greg O'Neill, human rights solicitor; and Thora Mackey, deputy director of Unicef Ireland.

Investigative journalist, Frank Connolly is the Executive Director of the Centre for Public Inquiry.
The Centre for Public Inquiry is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies ( which has provided funding of EUR4 million over five years to assist its work.
The first report published by The Centre for Public Inquiry on Tuesday, 27 September 2005 focuses on the development of a hotel at Trim Castle, Co Meath, and reveals that the European Union's (EU) Environment Commission, has launched an investigation into possible breaches of EU directives by Trim Town Council. The EU provided EUR3.8 million for the restoration of Trim Castle. The report was produced by the Centre for Public Inquiry - Fiosrú an Phobail - and is the Centre's first publication since it was established nine months ago.

The Centre for Public Inquiry's Executive Director, Frank Connolly, the report's author, pointed out that the Centre's investigation into this matter resulted from complaints the body had received from elected representatives in Co Meath, as well as concerned citizens. The report has been made available to the current Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dick Roche TD. Copies of the report will be distributed in the coming days to members of the Oireachtas, relevant local authorities, as well as a large number of interested parties, including the people of Trim and its environs.