Articles

The following are links to a sample of my written work published in print or online. Unless otherwise noted, articles are as published and with headlines which are most likely written by an editor or sub-editor. 

Most article headlines below are external links to publishers’ websites. Sorted by publication and article type:

Sunday Times

NEWS
– Irish language barrier link to crossing crash
– Dublin Bay cycle route to cost €100m
– Bike path locks out drivers’ quays to the city
– TDs turn down travel handout
– Cyclists escape ‘on-spot’ fines
– Demand for safe cycle lanes
– TDs still lobby for fast passport (joint byline)
– My week: Henry Healy (in conversation with)
– US fraudster sells success in press
– Achtung, Bono! Protest goes pop
– Bribes fail to sell electric cars
– Golf membership below par
– Pay back time for TDs (joint byline)
– Flawed repairs left train at risk
– Briefing: Nursing homes subsidy
– Your bus is coming and it will be as Gaeilge, too
– Gaeilgeoiri show signs of anger over bus stops
– Cyclists fuming over ‘worsethan useless’ bicycle lanes
– Gates make bicycle route ‘inaccessible’ (joint byline)
– Google beats £3bn tax (small amount of addition reporting only!!!)

Irish Independent

NEWS
– Hole ‘the size of a fridge’ found in rail bridge on busy line
– Safety tests for cycle route ‘traffic lights’
– New traffic trial to picture red-light jumpers in the act
– Counting the cost of the passing bicycles

The Irish Times

NEWS
– Dublin bikes expansion scheme to be delayed
– Dublin ranked in top 10 cycling cities worldwide

FEATURES
– Want to take a picture? You’ll need a permit
– You’ll look sweet upon the seat
There’s never been a better time to get on a bike

BUSINESS / TECH
Hacks and hackers unite to get solid stories from difficult data
– Microsoft aims to get casual gamers turned onto Xbox
– Sony enjoys the happier Christmas
– Canon positive on future digital sales

Irish Examiner

NEWS
Bicycle counter costing €20k unable to give proper tally of passing cyclists

Sunday Business Post

TECH
– Sony aims for top of the boxes
– Rise of online gaming takes Irish industry by surprise
– Broadband Bravado
– Better data storage for SMEs
– Buyers’ Guide: Designer storage
– Wireless operators ***

PC Live

FEATURES
– Havok overview feature for PC Live

The Register

News
– DIntel snaps up Dublin gaming firm?

Business & Finance

FEATURES
– Data laws: protecting society or invading privacy?

ENN.ie

NEWS
– Gov to set up phones registry it called “not practical”
– AIB confirms payment receipts mix-up
– First Irish games rental service launches
– Rockstar still ‘proud’ of Manhunt 2
– National Broadband Scheme gets go-ahead
– Java conference to attract 500 developers
– Dublin gaming firm snapped up by Intel
– ComReg report ‘decoded’ by analyst
– Halo 3 hits 1 million pre-orders
– Microsoft Digg ads deal
– World Cyber Games Ireland announced
– Microsoft unveils XNA Game Studio

FEATURES
– Review: Channel 4 on Demand
– Review: Sony Ericsson W810i
– Will the fake Steve Jobs please stand up?
– Apple’s iPhone: Is it all that?

DublinObserver.com

NEWS
Shots fired in Smithfield
– Probe launched after Garda car hits suspect
– Millions for strategic cycle route suspended due to objections
– Disgruntled commuters high-jack station awards
– Council says modified election posters within ‘protocol’
– 30km/h limit could be expanded under Dublin plans
– Dublin Bus cuts top route by 36%
– Council challenged on “anti-social” height limits
– Poolbeg incinerator could cost taxpayer €120m
– Space hopper World Record broken in Dublin
– Minister says he needs to approve Moore St changes
– Temple Bar Cultural Trust to be reviewed
– Expanded D2 pedestrian zone gains support
– New station to remain closed on Dunboyne line
– Quango goes against bike plan on safety concerns
– Penguin returned to Dublin Zoo

FEATURES / BLOG POSTS
Wheels set in motion for Dublin Bikes expansion
– Map of Dublin murders and killings
– Cycle lane highlights in Dublin
– Snow watch: Websites and accounts to follow

Cycling in Dublin

NEWS
“We have to do” quays cycle route – senior Dublin engineer
“Little or no progress” with complex junctions, one-way streets says report
Cycle lane guidelines only adopted after major Dublin repairs
Irish cycle track law to be revoked

FEATURES
Ten reasons cycling in right for Dublin
Under review: Dublin’s cycling network
Are all doors open for cycling in Dublin?
Dublin Bikes: From city to suburbs
Cycling against traffic legally
The urban SUVs of bicycles

The College View

NEWS
Confusion over funding of Mortimer’s campaign
DCU graduates may get Seanad vote
Commuters to face Metro chaos
Report shows ‘notable delays’ on Ballymun Road
Out in the cold: Students refused entry to DCU Ball
Estates investigate bike damage claims

COMMENT
Parking at DCU: Why are so many students driving in the first place?
Obsession with property ownership which got us into this mess continues
Campaign against city centre bus gate ranges from dishonest to ill-informed
Being green is not just for one week
For safety, facts need to win over beliefs
Abuse of DCU mailing lists is worse than spam

TECH
Boards.ie: the true home of DCU on the web?

ARTS
The man who spoke to men who stared at goats
Point and click
That’s not the Point

The Ballyfermot Post

NEWS
Poor internet access damaging to BCFE
Far right-wing group targets students
Programme aims to demystify third level to school pupils
Morning after pill debate heats up student union congress
Integrated ticketing mooted 17 years ago
Dail30.ie plans to interview every TD
West Dublin to get Dart, Luas, Metro
Opens days for planned west Dublin Luas
SU president elected unopposed after troubled year
SU welcomes official grants website, warns of rise in rents
88% do not know of Irish “digital dossiers”
Report warns students over rail tickets
SU welcomes official grants website, but warns of rise in rents
Internet blocking at BCFE expands
Star Wars the Musical at BCFE
USI president elected unopposed after troubled year
Cherry Orchard beds closures will cause “stress and suffering”
Darklight festival calls for student work
Student union “slam” immigration bill
UCC to hold journalism conference on the future of newspapers
Lecturer bans Google and Wikipedia
Ballyfermot could get Dart station

COMMENT / EDITORIAL
Worse than China
College spirit
What’ next? blocking Google?
Democracy, the real loser with Lisbon
Road safety must be taken seriously

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Vox Pop: Small Engine Repair
Vox Pop: Once
Vox Pop: The Lives of Others
Vox Pop: Mine Your Own Business
Vox Pop: Fast Food Nation
Gabriel Byrne presented award on opening night
REVIEW: Mine Your Own Business
REVIEW: The Lives of Others
Dublin International Film Festival launched

PlayRewind

Interview with Glen Hansard, lead singer the Frames