About Me


I am a writer and broadcaster in Dublin, Ireland.

My opinion and feature writing is regularly published in the national press and magazines in Ireland. I am a frequent face on TV and am a familiar voice on radio.

My ‘Portfolio Career’ was entirely accidental. My previous incarnations include that of Public Relations and Fundraising Manager for The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, word-processing teacher (which I hated) and began with a glorious decade working in the travel business in the 80s. I also took ten years out of my paid career when I couldn’t juggle the kids and work and the double shift any longer. It was a fairly blissful interlude.

I am married to photographer, Paul Sherwood and have three daughters, two grandchildren, a large bouncy dog, four cats, and a resident fox in our garden, in the Dublin suburb of Dun Laoghaire.

In order to function I need good coffee (a flat white please), regular large bubble baths, a daily walk with the dog or a cycle, frequent visits to West Cork, a stack of books to read and gin (no ice – thank you).