Category Archives: Non-Fiction

REVIEW: Whiplash

The hype surrounding the surprise Oscar contender Whiplash, seems to have exploded unannounced, like the crash of a cymbal, rather than the slow build of a drum roll, like so many of its competitors. However the problem with going to … Continue reading

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“Top 10 Ugliest Rugby Shirts” – TheSportsWaffle.com

To mark the start of the 2015 Six Nations Championships, I thought I would post this guest post that I wrote for my friend Karl’s blog, The Sports Waffle. Karl is Dublin based Sports Marketer, having worked with some of the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Horst – The Photographer of Style

This is a short review of a photography exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum, featuring images by prolific fashion photographer Horst P. Horst. The review was written for a competition run by the arts charity Ideas Tap. The name Horst, … Continue reading

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“Through the Round Window” – The Guardian

This piece was published in the ‘Life & Style’ section of The Guardian newspaper on 1st December 2012. It explains the story behind one of my favourite family photographs. The original text can be read below, or click on the image of … Continue reading

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“An Englishman in Croke Park” – Amen

This feature was published in the May 2012 issue of AMEN magazine, a monthly men’s glossy supplement of the Irish Daily Star. It chronicles my introduction to, and increasing interest in Gaelic Football. The full original text is reproduced below, along with … Continue reading

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“My ICT Favourites” – The Teacher

This short filler piece was published in the July-August issue of The Teacher magazine; the award-winning magazine for members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT). My ICT Favourites is a recurring feature where teachers can recommend useful software, gadgets and … Continue reading

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Pigs Ears – GreatLittlePlace.com

This short piece of copy was written for the website GreatLittlePlace.com, an online “guide to planet earth’s most charming spots.” The website features reviews of the best independent bars, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, music & comedy venues, museums, shops, markets and green … Continue reading

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Calcutta Cup 2011

On a bright, cold afternoon in March, we began the short pilgrimage to Twickenham Stadium. An Englishman, an Irishwoman and a Scotswoman; the proverbial joke personified. Our seats were on the upper tier and we entered the enclosed, grey concrete, … Continue reading

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