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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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Irish language drama Arracht a powerful, understated piece of film-making

Irish language drama Arracht a powerful, understated piece of film-making

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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.

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