As the UK triggers Article 50 today and starts to leave the EU, a phrase I thought I had left behind popped into my mind: ‘third culture kid’. It describes those who moved between… Continue reading
Hans Rosling was the man who made data sing. Last week, I was truly saddened to learn he had died. A giant in the world of data presentation, the Swedish statistician was a huge inspiration who passionately ‘edutained’ audiences the world over.
Check out my first ever vlog post below! A recent trip to Oxford provided the perfect opportunity to try out ‘vlogging’ for the first time. It’s also a great way for me to improve… Continue reading
This article was originally published in the CEMS student organisation 2015 magazine (page 18) which has an audience of 1,200 students and 10,000+ alumni. It was part of an initiative to increase brand awareness of Salesforce… Continue reading
I’m excited to announce the launch of www.UKtoStay.EU: a campaign aimed at engaging, educating and empowering ordinary people ahead of the UK’s referendum on EU membership.
I’m voting Yes to marriage equality in the Irish referendum on the 22nd of May. If you’re Irish and haven’t registered yet then get registered! Seriously, you only have until May 6th.
Explore Dublin rental property prices, discover how much you could save by commuting and maybe even spot your next flat: I’ve built an interactive map of Dublin rental properties.
Epic ski jump and family fun: I threw together a short clip from a family ski trip to La Clusaz for Christmas 2014, with my parents and two out of three bros (third… Continue reading
Self-driving taxis and trucks will become the norm within twenty years. Self-driving cars will follow not long after. Huge swathes of jobs will disappear. And the development of true artificial intelligence poses an existential threat to humanity. These were… Continue reading
I’ve started a new content-focused role at eBay Inc, improving job descriptions globally for their five main business ares (including PayPal) and building out training materials for a new job description format. I’m based out of… Continue reading
I’ve finally got around to uploading some photos from an October trip to the Giant’s Causeway (and the nearby Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge) with Ella. Click here to see them! https://plus.google.com/113293107244574628640/posts/bvZYpp5shQt I’ve wanted to visit the Giant’s Causeway for years,… Continue reading
Returning to visit Luxembourg after a year abroad is like slipping into your favourite winter coat after a long summer. It’s the reassuring handshake with a good friend you haven’t seen in years.… Continue reading
I went surfing for the first time last weekend and really enjoyed it! If you’ve never gone before I’d highly recommend trying it out for yourself…I’ve definitely found a new passion and will be going again when… Continue reading
It feels like I only recently started, but my time at Google has already come to an end! 11 months have passed in what feels like two or three. In equal parts challenging,… Continue reading
Just a quick post to say I’ve completed the online course in investigative journalism I signed up to a while back and earned the below certificate of completion. Woo! This was my second free… Continue reading
It’s time to vote in the new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for the next 5 years! Voting takes place across Europe between today and the 25th of May, depending on which… Continue reading
I’ve signed up for a one day Journopreneur Workshop in London on the 31st of May. It looks pretty cool and covers (among other things) the following: Sourcing, pitching and telling stories across platforms.… Continue reading
You may be running out of time if you still need to register to vote in May’s European Parliament elections! Why all countries can’t have the same deadline I don’t know, but here’s the run down:
A New Year’s ski holiday in the French ski resort of La Clusaz with my parents and brothers proved the perfect opportunity for me to test out my latest video equipment: a video camera I got for Christmas and a POV… Continue reading
I’ve just earned a certificate for the completion of another online data course, Making Sense of Data, and hopefully taken another step towards becoming a full-fledged data journalist. I also have another excellent course… Continue reading
More impressive than I dared hope, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has to be tried to be believed. It’s like dreaming: you actually need to concentrate to remember what you’re seeing is… Continue reading
After almost a year and a half living apart, my girlfriend Ella has moved from the UK to live with me in Dublin! She’s now been living over here for a week and… Continue reading
Make your voice heard in the EU – it’s easier than you think! If you live in the EU there are three easy ways you can have a real impact this January. Elect… Continue reading
For the first time in EU history citizens will be able to elect candidates for the role of European Commission President. Granted, this option is (so far) limited to choosing the top two… Continue reading
If you do one thing this month, please take a moment to protect your digital freedom: go to Copywrongs.eu and let the EU know how copyright law affects you.
I recently watched Panorama’s undercover documentary Amazon: The Truth Behind The Click. Having worked in several Amazon warehouses on video projects I learned their workers don’t have it easy…but then does anyone doing a low-wage… Continue reading
I’ve just finished watching the premiere of Cullen Hoback‘s brilliant Terms and Conditions May Apply. It was streamed live by Demand Progress and free for the first 3000 people to log on. I was lucky enough to… Continue reading
Lord Puttnam came to Google Dublin recently and gave a brilliant talk on leadership which I attended – read my thoughts on Puttnam’s Five Laws of Creative Leadership over here. But now I… Continue reading
When I heard Lord Puttnam was to give a lecture at Google I wondered if I would like him, knowing as I did the chilling effect he had almost had on free speech as a… Continue reading
Dracula, written in 1897 by Irishman Bram Stoker, is one of my all-time favourite books (if you haven’t read it yet, read it now, it’s free!). No surprise then I was excited to… Continue reading
This review was originally written for and published on FashionFetishism.com. I needed to do some clothes shopping and thought it would be fun to do something a bit different at the same time! Photos… Continue reading
After my first recruitment video, I was asked to produce a second one as part of my continuing internship with Amazon EU. I was asked to film employees talking about their role as ‘Transportation Project Mangers’.… Continue reading
Below is my first foray into the world of infographics, a project looking at declining print circulation within the British press. It was inspired by an article I read on February’s circulation figures and is… Continue reading
As part of an internship with Amazon EU I was asked to film and edit a recruitment video for the role of ‘Area Manger’ in Amazon’s warehouses. You can see the result, which… Continue reading
This is a short piece-to-camera Sky News asked me to make for a voice of Europe project they were working on. Although Sky News liked my contribution unfortunately the project itself was never… Continue reading
Britain’s laws weren’t designed to produce ethical journalism, but to defend against damaging journalism. This means journalists don’t have any incentive to act responsibly in the current system. If we really want responsible… Continue reading
I’m now working for Amazon.eu at their EU headquarters in Luxembourg as a communications & media intern, on a variety of social and multimedia projects. Not content with the vast amount of work… Continue reading
With a combined population of over 500 million inhabitants the European Union is a mind-boggingly bureaucratic and crazily complex confederation of 27 member states. With so much going on it’s no wonder many… Continue reading
Siobhan Brown, a former Manchester student, talks about being at the Millbank student occupation and protests.
Nick Clegg’s £1 billion youth contract is “Too little too late”, claims the leader of a Medway youth organisation. Graham Clewes, Chief Executive of the Medway Youth Trust, said Nick Clegg’s £1 billion… Continue reading
George Osborne has announced the Treasury is to have sole control over the Bank of England when taxpayer’s money is at stake during times of crisis, while the Bank of England is to… Continue reading
“You can shove your rubber bullets up your arse!” was the defiant chant of students in the face of an intimidating mass police presence deployed one year on from the mass student protest… Continue reading
Savers and pensioners are being let down by the Bank of England’s quantitative easing programme (QE), last night boosted to £275 billion. Philip Rush, contributing economist at Nomura Global Economics said: “Predominantly it’s… Continue reading