I’ve been explaining business and the economy for more than two decades; on TV and radio, for newspapers and magazines, and on websites, blogs and social media.
TV and radio was the most fun. It allowed me to question the world’s most senior bosses, and to meet exciting entrepreneurs.
I spent some time doing other people’s jobs – from working as a traffic warden to checking in passengers at Ryanair.
I travelled with members of the Royal Family, to see how they influence and help business behind the scenes.
I’ve been on farms and in factories; in warehouses and on warships.
I reported from the City, from Wall Street, and while sliding down a Swiss mountain on a biscuit tin lid.
I thoroughly enjoying being one of the fat Irishmen on British television.
I reported for BBC One’s “Breakfast” and “The One Show”. I presented BBC Two’s “Working Lunch”, and “Your Money” on the BBC News channel.
I hosted “On The Money”, a weekly review of business and enterprise for BBC Radio 5 live.
I also broadcast daily segments from London for ABC News in the United States.
Here are some excerpts from some of those broadcasts: