1956- ; b. Belfast; journalist in Belfast, Manchester, London,
and Dublin, writing on environment, community development and soccer; Billy: A Soccer Biography (Dublin: Viking 1986); Guests of the
Nation (Earthscan 1990); Waste Not, Want Not (Earthscan 1992),
on community opposition to toxic waste; also Roll Away the Stone
(1995), on Irelands self-transformation from a conservative society.