Video Diaries

Irish News video diaries: An insight into the people behind the stories

TODAY we're presenting a series of video diaries on to help you get to know some of our journalists better.

In each video, the subject tells an anecdote or two or simply talks about what it is they do to help produce our award-winning content each day.

Photographer and Olympic boxing medallist Hugh Russell tells us who inspired him to pick up a camera and singles out one of his favourite photos.

Allison Morris, our security correspondent, explains what it is like to cover a riot. Allison was taken to hospital in 2009 after being hit in the face by a piece of slate during a riot in Ardoyne in north Belfast.

Political correspondent John Manley gives us the background to his renowned scoop - when he recorded DUP leader Peter Robinson saying that he would not trust Muslims devoted to Sharia Law, but he would trust them to 'go down to the shops' for him.

Meanwhile, cartoonist Ian Knox will bring a smile to your faces as he describes which political characters he most enjoys drawing and why. We're not sure, however, if he is on to a winner with his idea to have dolls made resembling the DUP's Nelson McCausland.

We hope you enjoy our video diaries. As always, let us know what you think by commenting at the bottom of the article or by emailing

Video Diaries

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