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I’m an Irish multimedia journalist based in the UK. I’m currently working as a Saturday bulletin editor and general election reporter for Time 107.5FM.

POLITICS – NORTHERN IRELAND
In March, I reported on the Assembly Elections in Northern Ireland for Bauer radio stations Downtown Radio/Cool FM – including this interview with Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Fein).

 

RUNNING – THE NEW RELIGION?
I’ve been running  with amateur athletes in Manchester and Preston. Hear how they got started running.

interviewing a runner at South Manchester parkrun

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A selection of my reporting, news reading and presenting.

Reporting & features

News reading & presenting including BBC World Service

RTÉ lyric fm – programme & station promos

News package: Technology can support people with disabilities at work
WAER News

Who I’ve worked for: Radio

Bauer Radio – Downtown Radio/Cool FM
Reporter at Mid Ulster & North Antrim count centres during Northern Ireland’s Assembly Elections in March 2017. Listen to Michelle O’Neill after being elected.

Bauer Radio – Key 103 Manchester & Rock FM
Reporter covering anti-fracking protests in Lancashire, congestion issues in Manchester & potential M & S closure in Preston.

BBC World Service
Producer & Presenter for BBC Xtra English (BBC Arabic), 6 Minute English (BBC podcast / international radio partners)

RTÉ – Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster
Producer & Production Co-ordinator at RTÉ lyric fm
Programme maker across daily, weekly and specialist programmes for almost 10 years
Edited and produced 6 x 30 minute radio documentaries Passions and Policies: Music Education in Ireland

Craol – Community Radio Forum of Ireland
Initial Development Producer and Trainer for Irish language radio magazine ‘Ní neart go cur le chéile

Wired FM
Studio Head with responsibility for broadcast output and training
Produced Europe-on-Air (EU-funded) series
Founding Editor for Wired Luimnigh – an award-winning Irish Language Radio Pilot Project
Delivered FETAC-accredited radio production course

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Click the links below for some of my long-form stories:

YouTube Symphony Orchestra
In late 2008, a number of top classical music organisations announced a new global orchestra. The London Symphony Orchestra teamed up with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, composer Tan Dun,  and Carnegie Hall. More than 90 musicians from 30 countries were selected from thousands who uploaded their performances onto YouTube.

“People want to experience the orchestra in different ways and classical music in different ways and ways that suits them and I think that’s the way the technology is bridging the gap. It’s allowing people to experience as much as they want at a time that’s convenient for them.”
Brian Moran, London Symphony Orchestra

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Homeless going ‘home’?
Two charities in Bournemouth and Poole have joined forces in a befriending scheme for homeless people or those who have recently move into new accommodation.

“It’s a very vulnerable time, a very, very lonely time and a very isolating time to move into a tenancy if they have become entrenched in a way in the life of a street homeless person.”
Kate Mellor, Quaker Homeless Action


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Who I’ve worked for: Online

BBC World Service
Online Producer for BBC Learning English and BBC UK China
Producer/Presenter for 6 Minute English (some episodes I wrote/produced are available for download from Audible)

RTÉ – Ireland’s National Public Service Broadcaster
Website team leader for RTÉ lyric fm
Managing website homepage
Writing, proofing and editing text. pictures, audio and podcasts

Bournemouth University
MA Multimedia Journalism website on the impact of eReaders