Breandán Delap was born in Gaoth Dobhair in 1965. He has a degree in Education from Our Lady of Mercy College, Carysfort and a Master’s degree in Irish from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is a programme editor for Nuacht TG4 / RTÉ and reviews plays for The Irish Times in the West of Ireland. He is currently living in Spiddal.
Breandán was the first editor of Foinse from 1996 to 2003. He was awarded ‘Iriseoir na Bliana’ under the ESB National Media Awards in 2003 for his investigation of sexual assaults in summer schools over a forty-year period. He was awarded an IFTA Award in 2000 for his programme, Mad Dog Coll, and also won the main prize in the printed media category at Oireachtas 1998 and again at Oireachtas 2010. The European Council named him as an expert in 2011 and charged him with assisting a communications project for minority languages in the Russian Federation.
Updated June 2017
Mad Dog Coll: an Irish gangster (Mercier, 1997)
Ar an taifead (Cois Life, 2007 and reprint in 2011)
Úrscéalta stairiúla na Gaeilge (An Clóchomhar, 1993)
Scéal scéil: rúndiamhra na meán (Cois Life, 2014)