Our Contributors

Ciaran Conliffe

Ciaran lives in Belfast, where he programs professionally and writes compulsively. See more of his writing and blogging at www.dailyscribbling.com or follow him on Twitter as @shinyemptyhead.156 Articles


Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was a stand-up comedian for a while and during that time he toured with David O'Doherty and Maeve Higgins and did well in some competitions and co-ran Schnitzel Comedy Club. Then he started writing fiction and it has been published in several literary magazines and anthologies including 30 Under 30 which Joseph O'Connor chose as one of his books of the year for The Irish Times. He received a Masters with first class honours in creative writing from UCD and a BA in fine art painting from LSAD. Now he's working on getting his novel on, and being in charge of HeadStuff.org.156 Articles


Alan Maguire

Alan Maguire is the humour co-editor of HeadStuff.org, host of Juvenalia, and creator of Not The RTÉ Guide (@YourRTÉGuide). He has two dogs and used to live in a ghost estate but they finished it off eventually so this part of his bio is irrelevant now.135 Articles


Jade Hayden

Jade Hayden is an MA Journalism student and English, Media & Cultural Studies graduate, who spends the majority of her time reading good books, eating great food, and writing mediocre fiction. She is also the editor of HeadStuff's topical section. Send any submissions to topical@headstuff.org130 Articles


Dave Hanratty

Dave Hanratty is a freelance writer and occasional drummer. His work has appeared in Drowned In Sound, Hot Press, State Magazine and others. A graduate of Dublin City University, Dave makes up one-third of Drogheda-based industrial-pop (hey, it's a thing) outfit Sights Distorted, whose latest EP is available for free from their Bandcamp page. His favourite album is Converge's Jane Doe. He tweets @HanrattyDave.104 Articles


Niamh Mongey

Niamh is a very serious investigative journalist, hence the magnifying glass. Twitter: @niamh_mongey85 Articles


Peter H. Morris

Peter Morris is the film editor of HeadStuff as well as writer, reviewer and freelance cameraman and editor. He graduated with a BA in Film and Documentary from GMIT, where he specialised in film theory, directing and documentary production. Peter has worked with various film and television production companies during his time in Ireland and while living abroad in New Zealand such as TV3, Production Shed and TED Talks. He has directed a number of short films, and his documentary Takin’ Care of Business was shown as part of the 2010 Galway International Film Fleadh. He has a passion for the art of visual storytelling, both as a medium of entertainment and an instrument of change.85 Articles


Paddy O'Leary

Paddy O'Leary is a ginger maths nerd, movie buff and TV addict who has a BSc in Experimental Physics and Applied Mathematics, and a PhD in 'chilling out, watching shit'. He tweets @paddy99a.78 Articles


Ged Murray

Ged Murray is a Dublin based filmmaker. 'Filmmaker' was the No.1 option on a school career aptitude test. No. 2 was 'Pig Unit Operator'. His short film 'Small Time', starring Alan Stanford, won Irish and International awards and played at Palm Springs. He is currently found co-directing music videos as half of 'Spiceburger'.63 Articles


Tara Flynn

Tara Flynn is a writer and performer. She lives in Dublin with her husband, a dog and a cat and she appears regularly with Dublin Comedy Improv. You're Grand: the Irishwoman's Secret Guide to Life (Hachette Books Ireland) was an Irish bestseller. Giving Out Yards: the Art of Complaint, Irish Style is in bookshops from October 15.60 Articles


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