The Edinburgh born, Belfast bred journalist was educated from primary to post-graduate diploma level via Dundela Primary School, Strandtown Primary School, Methodist College Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and the University of Ulster.

He passed several exams along the way and now holds a 2:1 degree in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.

His interests include (but are not limited to) crime fiction, classic cars and loud rock music.

He is a supporter of Aston Villa Football Club. He likes cats, but prefers dogs

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Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

Today Ryan Vail & Elma Orchestra, Joshua Burnside, Malojian etc – Goodbye Quiet Arch, The Empire, Belfast Paco Pena – The MAC, Belfast Glasshouse – Bowie's Berlin Trilogy, The Black Box, Belfast
Enda O'Coineen's remarkable Journey To The Edge

Enda O'Coineen's remarkable Journey To The Edge

THE cover of Galway man Enda O'Coineen's new memoir Close To The Edge bills it as 'an amazing story of risk-taking in business and adventure', combining tales of his death-defying round-the-world sailing exploits as the first Irishman ever to take part in the legendary Vendée Globe solo yacht race with a forward-facing personal philosophy that's been key to his success as an internationally minded entrepreneur with interests in a variety of sectors including hospitality, publishing, energy and technology.

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