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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Dara � Briain on bringing his emotionally resonant new stand-up show to Derry


"JUST because Derry Girls was a really good show doesn't mean that the rest of them should now be pitching in with their comedy ideas," jokes Dara Ó Briain of the famous Derry sense of humour and how audience participation is likely to play a part in his imminent three-night run of shows at The Millennium Forum.

Noise Annoys: Roe, Paper Tigers, Virgins, Fantasy Video, FRUITY and Rock For Choice NI


:: Roe – That's When The Panic Sets In (album, self-released) HAVING teased and indeed pleased us over the past few months with a drip-feed style release of 66 per cent of her debut album, Derry singer/songwriter Roe (aka Roisin Donald) finally whips the cover off the remaining songs from That's When The Panic Sets In as the full record becomes available today.

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