Our Authors

Here’s a list of all of our authors.



Barra McGrory

Barra McGrory QC is the former Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland1 Articles


Colum Quinn is a QUB Psychology and UoU Computing graduate who relocated to Calgary in 2011. Originally from South Armagh Colum has lived in Sweden, Australia and the USA. Married to Amanda with two young sons and currently operates an online business boopydoodle.ca and a Consultancy okComputer.ca He is on Twitter at @IrishinCalgary.1 Articles





Tim McGarry is a former lawyer, (but please don’t hold that against him) an experienced actor, writer, stand-up comedian and broadcaster who has worked extensively on television, radio and stage. He is probably most renowned for playing the part of Sinn Fein stalwart Da in 73 episodes of the hugely popular sitcom Give My Head Peace which ran for ten years and was Northern Ireland’s most popular TV show. Tim has also performed a huge number of different roles (both male and female!) in the BBC NI television sketch show Dry Your Eyes. He was the host on the Radio Ulster and BBC1 NI television comedy panel show, The Blame Game. Tim writes and performs the weekly topical “taxi-driver” piece for BBCNI’s popular current affairs TV show Hearts and Minds. Tim has wide experience as a stand up, solo performer, presenter and after dinner speaker. His one man stand- up show “Tim McGarry’s Irish History Lesson” got a 5 star review in the Belfast Telegraph and toured the entire province to standing ovations.1 Articles




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