Kieran Cooke – ‘A Not So Foreign Correspondent in Ireland’ talk will be held in Much Birch Community Hall on Friday 15 November
Kieran Cooke is a former foreign correspondent for both the BBC and the Financial Times, and continues to contribute to the BBC and a wide range of international newspapers and radio networks. He has been based in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Greece and Ireland, and has also served as a press officer at the United Nations in New York.
Although he has reported extensively on economic and business matters, in recent years he has focused on environmental issues and has graduated with distinction from Oxford University in environmental conservation
He trains and mentors journalists around the world, under the auspices of the UN Environment Programme and other organisations, including an extensive journalists’ training programme in the Himalayan region.
He is a veteran of several environmental expeditions and has spent time in the Arctic and in the Amazon.
Kieran will be reading excerpts from his book ‘A Not So Foreign Correspondent in Ireland’ (a compilation of various pieces for the BBC and the FT over the last 30 years – mainly light in tone though also including writings on Northern Ireland and the violence there) with Q&A to follow.
7:30pm Talk Starts / Doors Open / Refreshments from 7pm
Tickets available on the door or in advance – 01981540097