Portfolio

A small sample of my work from over the years.

Newspaper Work (Recent)

  • Irish Member of Parliament said he would “sooner go to jail” than wear a mask when at work – in the Sunday Independent.
  • Taoiseach [Ireland’s Prime Minister] left stranded in Brussels after government jet broke down – in the Irish Independent.
  • Irish government considered use of social distance index to track movement of citizens during Covid-19 pandemic – from the Irish Mail on Sunday.
  • Toll of stress and anxiety on Irish police led to the loss of at least 11,176 working days in 2020 – from the Irish Times.
  • ‘Rogue fox’ urinated in Department of the Taoiseach, and dead rats found in Leinster House car park – read in the Irish Independent.

Newspaper Work (Older)

Television Work (Historic links may no longer work)

  • Duty of Care – an in-depth report into the abject failings of a health board to act on repeated allegations of sexual and physical abuse in a foster care home.
  • Working on the workhouse – a written report on the controversial redevelopment of an old workhouse that cost €4 million and was never finished. A link to the documentary itself.

Data Journalism:

  • ‘No Expenses Spared’ – two databases covering expenses paid to TDs & Senators and to government ministers, which were prepared for the website of the RTÉ Investigations Unit. These were published alongside a series of reports on loopholes and grey areas in the Irish political expenses system. Also, a third database of political pensions.
  • Seeking Asylum in Ireland: an in-depth look at statistics on those who seek refugee status in Ireland, their chances of success, and the conditions that they live in.
  • Suicide: The Figures – a detailed analysis of fourteen years of official figures on one of Ireland’s most intractable problems.

Travel News Writing:

  • New online sharing site offers language lessons for a bed in 114 countries – article here.
  • Experts discover how the Leaning Tower of Pisa has survived major earthquakes – for Lonely Planet.
  • Stairway to the heavens: astro-tourism on the rise worldwide – read the piece here.
  • US company offers ‘on demand’ air travel – available at Lonely Planet.
  • If you go down to the woods this summer, be sure of a big surprise – article available here.

Business Reporting: