About me.

After teach­ing screen­writ­ing at the Nation­al Film School in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, for eight years, I worked as a scriptwriter on RTE’s won­der­ful Fair City for 12. And as a script and sto­ry writer and edi­tor on dozens of fea­tures in Ire­land and Britain.

Few of the films, trag­i­cal­ly, made it on to the sil­ver screen. Most of the tele­vi­sion, much more trag­i­cal­ly, did.

But I left the glam­orous and won­der­ful­ly reward­ing world of Irish tele­vi­sion in 2009 to become a copy­writer in the big, bold and beau­ti­ful world of adver­tis­ing. And to work on a cou­ple of fea­tures, and to final­ly fin­ish writ­ing my book.

Mod­est­ly titled A Brief His­to­ry of the Last 2 1/2 Mil­lion Years: when and why we cre­at­ed God, and how reli­gious belief trans­forms our evo­lu­tion, you can read all about it above inabout the book.

And dur­ing all of which, I’ve con­tin­ued to work as a free­lance film crit­ic for the likes of the Irish Times, the Sun­day Busi­ness Post, In Dublin, Fort­night Mag­a­zine, Oceanfree.net, RTE’s Rat­tle­bag and The Arts Show. And cur­rent­ly, on this fab­u­lous blog.

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