Articles

Over the years I have written articles and contributed to radio programmes about a number of subjects to varied outlets:

Society and Culture

From some of the most recent pieces I’ve written to a few of my earliest written pieces, written while I still lived in Chicago and was asked to produce a weekly column documenting an emigrant’s experiences.

Click here for one Irishman’s musings on society and cultural trends.

Tribunals

I covered the Morris tribunal since it first began hearing evidence in March 2003 for outlets as diverse as the Donegal Democrat, Ocean FM and Highland Radio to national media including RTE, the Irish Times, Newstalk and the Irish Star. More recently, I’ve been spending time at the Smithwick tribunal.

Click here for a selection of articles covering The Tribunals.

Crime and Courts

When not busy with other projects, I spend a lot of my time in the local courts, keeping an eye on various criminal cases.

Click here for a selection of articles covering Crime and Courts.

Newswhip

Newswhip in its first iteration was a new online publication, “a smart tabloid with a simple philosophy of snappy, informative news supported by useful analysis, reader interaction and a positive web design experience.”

From November 2010 until April 2011, I wrote for Newswhip, sometimes covering breaking news stories, sometimes breaking our own stories, sometimes looking in more detail at the stories behind the headlines. Those articles were sometimes straight news, occasionally cheeky or tongue-in-cheek, sometimes expressing a lively and irreverent editorial tone, and were once described to me as “written the way you’d tell a story to your mates in the pub”.

Click here for a selection of articles from Newswhip.

Local history and archaeology

I’ve had a longstanding interest in local history and archaeology, probably because I’m fortunate enough to come from a part of the country that is largely unspoilt, and still contains many ancient monuments.

Click here for a secection of articles on the topics of archaeology, local history and life in Donegal.

Politics and Economics

The great majority of these articles were written as part of ‘The Glen Man’s Rambles’, a weekly column I produced for the Donegal Democrat.

Click here for a selection of columns covering politics, economics, and whatever else crossed my mind..

Sports

Some of these articles also appeared in the Glen Man’s Rambles, others were sold as one-off feature pieces.

Click here for articles and columns on the Sporting Life.

Eccentric

Occasionally I turn my hand to the lighter side of life, whether to mark April Fool’s Day, or simply because I come across an unusual story or factoid.

Click here for a look at the Lighter Side of Life.