Derek is a writer and historian, originally from Dublin City. His career background is in transport and logistics and is particularly applicable to the Dublin area. He is a lifelong historian and has in recent years combined his intimate knowledge of Dublin’s streets with his grasp of history to co-write what has been described as the most gripping account of the Easter Rising yet written. Both Derek and his co-author Darren Kelly are currently working on a series of books which approach Dublin’s revolutionary history in a similarly vivid manner.
He is married and has two children. He is a wealth of knowledge on the events of the 1916 Rising and his energetic and gregarious presentations of the same subject matter have attracted huge interest in the topic.