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
"IN THE next two weeks, I think I've got about seven live events for the book," enthuses Derry-born journalist-turned-author Séamas O'Reilly of finally getting to take his best-selling memoir Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? on the road.
ARRACHT (15, 89mins) Drama, thriller Starring: Dónall Ó Héalaí, Saise Ní Chuinn, Dara Devaney, Conal Ó Céidigh, Seán T Ó Meallaigh, Siobhán O'Kelly, Elaine O'Dwyer, Michael McElhatton, Peter Coonan Director: Tomás Ó Súilleabháin Rating: 3stars A COUPLE of years ago, Lance Daly's excellent Black 47 grappled with the stark brutality and suffering of the Great Famine in the form of a gripping as Gaeilge Western set in its apocalyptic aftermath: now, Tomás Ó Súilleabháin's Irish-language drama Arracht is a smaller scale but no less compelling tale of one man's world torn apart by Britain's calamitous colonial cruelty.
Review: Distortion at The MAC WHILE the reliably dysfunctional world of Northern Ireland politics is often beyond parody, its amusingly Machiavellian murk certainly makes fertile fodder for good old fashioned satire.