Experienced journalist & author

With more than 20 years media experience I have written to the tightest of deadlines on pretty much any subject. I specialise in strong, engaging narratives that focus on the people behind the story.

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The Irish Times

An Irishwoman's Diary

An Irishwoman's Diary

Irish Independent

I helped make deadly poison, says wife of alleged hitman - Independent.ie

I helped make deadly poison, says wife of alleged h...

irishcentral.com

How Dubliners shopped till they dropped in the 1800s

How Dubliners shopped till they dropped in the 1800s

RTE

Ray Darcy Friday 10 April 2015 - The Ray D'Arcy Show - RTÉ Radio 1

Ray Darcy Friday 10 April 2015 - The Ray D'Arcy Sho...

YouTube

Exploring crime, prison and punishment records - YouTube

Exploring crime, prison and punishment records - Yo...

RTE

RTÉ - The History Show

Brian Donovan and Abigail Rieley from FindMyPast.ie talk about records from Dublin workhouses which will become available on the internet for the first time ......

The Irish Times

Jurors in hitman trial to resume deliberations

Jurors in hitman trial to resume deliberations

YouTube

A guide to Findmypast's Irish Catholic Parish registers - YouTube

A guide to Findmypast's Irish Catholic Parish regis...

irishcentral.com

A bit of background on Irish newspapers

A bit of background on Irish newspapers

agriland.ie

Court hears of Henchy's €135k debt at Dairygold - Agriland

Court hears of Henchy's €135k debt at Dairygold - A...

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irishcentral.com

Ireland's war: Life during the Emergency

What was life like for those in Ireland during WWII?...

blog.findmypast.ie

The strange case of Robert Lewis Balfour Stevenson

On R.L. Stevenson's birthday we take a look at the life of one of the world's most loved authors...

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irishcentral.com

A hidden history – Anglo-Indian branches in an Irish family tree

Are you researching Irish last names or your Irish genealogy? IrishCentral.com offers a large range of resources to help you trace your Irish roots....

The Journal

Column: Having children doesn’t define men, so why should it define women?

Maeve Binchy’s books would have been different if she’d had children, according to one newspaper. Abigail Rieley asks: Why do we put this pressure on women?...

Irish Independent

'I can't believe my Sharon would have me murdered' - Independent.ie

'I can't believe my Sharon would have me murdered' ...