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Irish-Australian journalist - via BBC News in London - and news junkie with an interest in the political economy of contested spaces.

Experience of production management; scheduling; copywriting; producing; editing and presenting for television, radio and online.


 Holds M.A. (Lond.) in Television Journalism, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2011 and B.A. (Hons) in Politics, University of Salford, 2010.

Current projects


Podcast: Housing Crisis Update: a series on the Irish housing crisis including interviews, news and readings (ongoing)

Presentation: "Ireland after Hayek:" a paper on the dominance of liberalism in Ireland and what we can learn from past failures to realise a different vision for the state (July 2019: see below)

Short film: "Six towns tour:" A video travelogue of the housing crisis in Australia from a regional town in each state (ongoing)

Book: "Ballymun by bicycle: a century of crisis"

(June 2020)



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Recent Articles

The Road to Brixton

24 August 2018

A walk down the South Lambeth Road is a masterclass in the forces shaping London.

Irish Anomie

23 March 2019

The Irish state is the handmaid

to a rebranded colonial project


What Cracks?

31 July 2018

A look at the human face of the housing emergency in Ireland.

Reading Melbourne

23 March 2018

A biography of the Southern Hemisphere's City of Literature is easy to find, if you know where to look

Trolls and freak shows

7 November 2017

Analysing the aftermath of the marriage equality debate with Toby Halligan, Clementine Ford, Candice Cole and Senator Penny Wong.

A flâneur in Westfield

8 October 2017

An inspiring documentary by Patrick Keiller highlights the work of Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin

Writing an essay?



Three years since Chilcot: where's the War Powers Act?

July 7, 2019

Ration Challenge 2019

May 10, 2019

Throw her up and catch her

April 8, 2019

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