Hello there! I’m the author of The Eighty-Five Billion Euro Man, a political satire about the IMF-EU bailout of the Irish economy, reckoned to be “very good” by no less an authority than the delightful Miriam O’Callaghan.
I write and publish The Mire (www.themire.net), an online satirical site that pokes fun at the news on a daily basis.
My second book, Ireland in the Bailout Years is a collection of stories from The Mire written between 2009 and 2013. It’s all very grim unless you laugh – which people who read it tend to do. Although some get angry… not with me mind, with the Government.
In the old days I worked as a senior editor with The Irish Times New Media Division and as a London correspondent for The Irish Times newspaper. Over the years I worked for most national newspapers in Ireland and the UK.
In 2002 I moved to Sligo in the North West of Ireland to embrace financial ruin a full six years before the rest of the country. Yes, I’m a visionary.
I still live in Sligo with the wife, two children, an assortment of animals and as much austerity as a man can take. It’s all very undignified.
Feel free to get in touch with offers of food, drink or employment.