Ciaran Conliffe

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

187 Articles

Alan Maguire

Alan Maguire is the co-host of the HeadStuff Podcast Network podcasts Juvenalia and Roast Chestnuts and the 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.

163 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

157 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. He tweets @HanrattyDave.

149 Articles

Jade Hayden

Jade Hayden has an MA in journalism, a degree in English, and a house rabbit who sleeps in her bed sometimes. You'll often find her wearing glasses, fixing her fringe, and complaining about the amount of time she spends on public transport. Jade is also the editor of HeadStuff's topical section, and she'd love if you sent your submissions over to [email protected]

143 Articles

Suzanne Kane

Suzanne Kane is a broadcaster who has worked for some of the most prominent radio stations in the country. She’s also a regular panellist on TV3’s Elaine show. Most recently, she has become a familiar face on TV3’s Saturday and Sunday AM. Along with her radio and television roles, Suzanne teamed up with top Irish comedian PJ Gallagher to host Dubland The Podcast, which has reached number one on the iTunes comedy chart with subscribers all over the world. The pair have a live show planned later this year.

92 Articles

Niamh Mongey

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

90 Articles

Mark Conroy

Mark Conroy is a writer for HeadStuff who mostly covers matters involving music, film and anything in between. He has a degree in English with History in UCD and is currently studying for a Masters in Journalism at Dublin College University.

88 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.

86 Articles

Joe Rooney

Joe Rooney is a stand up comedian best known for his role as Father Damo in the Channel Four series Father Ted. He has also acted and written for the RTE series Killinascully, Red Rock (TV3), Roy (BBC), the feature film South and on the stage in The Shawshank Redemption (Edinburgh Fringe) and The Chastitute (Gaiety Theatre). As a stand up he has performed in cities worldwide including Shanghai, Moscow, Dubai, Chicago, Toronto, Barcelona and Bangkok.

83 Articles