My late grandparents used to call me ‘The Detective’ because I wouldn’t rest until I’d asked every question, lifted every stone and heard every tale…..and I haven’t changed over the decades.
Throughout a varied journalistic and broadcasting career I’ve continued that ‘detective’ work in the tents of nomadic refugees in the Sahara Desert, at orphanages in Ethiopia, in board rooms of major corporations closer to home and in the sitting rooms of families with a story to tell or call to be heard.
And with the information gathered I set to telling those stories in print, over the airwaves and online.
As Sports Editor of the Irish Post newspaper in London I learned of an evolving Diaspora, as feature writer with the Irish Independent I look to bring the stories of every day Irish people to the fore and as a news feature writer with the Sunday Business Post I ask who turns the wheels of our economy and how.
On the RTÉ Radio 1 Drivetime Programme I produce and present reports on issues which range from modern day astrology in Ireland to a day in the home of the great Jack Charlton.
All the time asking questions, lifting stones, hearing tales.
As Contributing Editor to StoryLab, I continue that search for the stories that matter – and look forward to working with you to unearth them.