This 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 holds a BSocSci in Political Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism (pass with distinction) and a junior athletics certificate in trampolining.
Interests include crime fiction, classic cars, rock music, the (mis)fortunes of Aston Villa Football Club and serving at the pleasure of his rescue cat, Lola.
IF YOU grew up loving Nirvana during their 1990s heyday, chances are you whiled away many a Saturday afternoon trawling independent record shops for exorbitantly priced bootleg CDs – I'm thinking of you, Hector's House – featuring illicitly recorded live shows and/or rare tracks.
Today The Coronas, Tom Odell, Roe – Custom House Square, Belfast Wand – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Victims of Creation, Spirit Ruiner, Nomadus – Voodoo, Belfast Strange New Places, Buí, The Lazy Susans – Oh Yeah, Belfast Homegrown – Live at the Square, Ebrington Square, Derry Villagers – First Bangor, Bangor XSLF, Adam Grant & The Open Doors, Critical Candy and The Leechers – Wolsey’s, Bangor
"ESSENTIALLY, the challenge I set myself was to go to as many protests in Northern Ireland as I could," explains Malachi O'Doherty of how penning his new book Fifty Years On: The Troubles and The Struggle For Change in Northern Ireland took him out on to the streets of Belfast and Derry to compare and contrast 'now' with 'then'.