Brian is a journalist and broadcaster, whose work appears in the Irish Times, and several international publications. In 2007, he won the John Healy National Print Award for a feature in the Irish Times on natives returning to the Aran Islands. Brian has also reported from India on child trafficking, The Democratic Republic of Congo on gender violence and Mozambique on the effects of climate change. Brian’s first non-fiction book, Wasted, examined Ireland’s relationship with alcohol and was published in October 2009 by Gill & Macmillan. It was voted number 5 in RTE Radio’s Liveline Top Ten Listeners Books of 2009.
As a broadcaster, last year Brian co-presented The Reel Deal on RTE 1 television. He has appeared on The Late Late Show and is a regular panelist on The Daily Show. For radio, Brian recently presented and produced his first radio documentary, entitled I Could Have Danced All Night, for RTE Radio 1’s Documentary on One strand. The production broadcast in August to critical and popular acclaim and he is working on a follow-up examining father’s rights. Brian is also a regular contributor to Today Fm, Newstalk and 4FM and hopes to begin work on his second non-fiction title in the coming months.
Brian is also on Twitter