Dominican priest; left order and married; ed. Rome; fnd. and ed. Spotlight,
1963-68; Head of Rathmines Journalism School since 1980; presented programme
Priests of Passion (C4); issued Shattered Vows (Blackstaff
1990), a study of priests who have repudiated celibacy and the priesthood;
Blood Guilt , follows life of Conor Emmet, Republican after
his gunman days are over; present in Beijing [peking] during Tianenmen
Square events; issued Dragons Brood (1992), based on interviews
after the massacre.
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Shattered vows: exodus from the priesthood (Belfast: Blackstaff
Press 1991), 288pp.; Dragons Brood: conversations with young
Chinese (London: Harper Collins 1992), 304pp., 8 ills.; Blood Guilt (Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1994), 253pp.
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[q.a.], interviews, Books Ireland, Feb. 1995 & Summer 1999.