A former newspaper journalist, Ciaran was a staff reporter with the Connacht Tribune group in Galway for over 22 years. He has regularly contributed to The Irish Times and Hot Press magazine, as well as a number of travel and political publications. Ciaran has a keen interest in Irish culture, music, politics, and travel, and is seeking new challenges in the digital age.
For a country that has had such a long and painful history of emigration, the growth in racism and hate crimes over the past couple of years has been unprecedented.
"Why is our Irish Government treating the peoples of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, and Yemen as enemies of Ireland when we are supposed to be a ‘neutral’ country?”
“I love that feeling, of being able to just stop on the street and have a chat, which makes me feel I’m really part of a community."
Today, Nov 18, is International Poitín Day! What better way to celebrate than learning about its history from the experts.
“Money being transferred out of Ireland without proper controls or monitoring needs to stop, Taoiseach."
His death prompted a front-page news story in the New York Times.
Independent politician in Galway accused of racism having said that the only "genuine refugees" are Christians fleeing ISIS terrorists in Syria.
New RTÉ documentary "Reprisals" explores Britain's history in Ireland through the story of the murder of a 24-year-old pregnant mother in 1920.