1987-1996: Freelance sub-editor, including The Sunday Tribune and The Irish Times.

1996-2006: Deputy chief sub-editor The Sunday Tribune. From 2001 I wrote a weekly column about the interweb called ethos.

2008-2011: BA (Hons) in History and Anthropology, NUI Maynooth.

2013: MA in History, University College Dublin (thesis: ‘All Shook Up: Television and Mass Media in Ireland 1961 to 1979’).

2014: Certificate in Creative Writing for Publication, Maynooth University Adult and Community Education.

In memoriam:  My parents, Michael (1917-1986) and Maura (1920-2000).

Buíochas: To Ger Siggins for leaving the door ajar. Brian Carey, Matt Cooper, and former colleagues at The Sunday Tribune. Michael Cregg and Adam Jewell [amp] for reminding me to RTFM.