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I am London-based journalist and researcher. My previous work includes serving as political editor of the Irish World, editing OpenDemocracy's OurKingdom blog and producing a number of research reports on Islamophobia for SpinWatch. I have also carried out documentary research on the activities of the British security forces in Ireland alongside researchers from Justice for the Forgotten and the Pat Finucane Centre.

The Green Ribbon blog reflects my journalistic interests, featuring commentary on British, Irish and international politics.

A spin-off blog, the Green Ribbon Books, features reviews of works on related subjects.

A third blog at, Tom's Learning Notes, reflects my interest in open-source learning and literature. While this blog is ad-supported, all the books and resources featured on it should be available via freely accessible links. If you know of any resources that should be added, please leave a comment on the relevant page.