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
"BASICALLY, I'm just trying to keep up," says Ciarán Hinds (69) of adapting to the faster-pace of episodic television for his role in The Dry, a new eight-part BritBox/RTE production which filmed in Dublin last year.
:: Descendents Dublin show IT'S a veritable punk rock special this week in Noise Annoys, not least because it's high time we mentioned that southern California's finest pop punk pioneers the Descendents are playing at The Academy in Dublin next month.
THE BMW 7 Series has long been a class leading 'luxo barge' for the company director set, so the premium motoring world always takes notice each time the Munich based marque unveils a new version of the swish saloon it first launched in 1977.
"WHEN I first read the script, I just went 'Yes'," exclaims Belfast-born actor Roísín Gallagher of what attracted her to The Dry, a new BritBox/RTE comedy drama series in which she plays the lead role as Siobhan 'Shiv' Sheridan, a 30-something alcoholic artist who returns home to her dysfunctional family in Dublin after years of living it up in London.
"I LOVE writing about Ructions – I have about four more books about him in my head," enthuses Ricky O'Rawe of James 'Ructions' O'Hare, the wily IRA man turned 'ordinary decent criminal' in O'Rawe's hit 2018 novel Northern Heist and its new follow-up Goering's Gold.