Christopher O'Riordan

Freelance Writer

Location icon Ireland

I am currently a Freelance Writer/Blogger. Previously, I worked as an Editorial Assistant at Ashville Media Group. My core writing interests are in Lifestyle, Culture wnd Opinion pieces.

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You And Your Money
03/02/2016
Helping hand - You And Your Money

We're currently in the middle of Lent, a time for reflection, atonement, fasting and charitable acts. If you'd like to give something back, there are many worthy charities that could benefit from your time or donations.

You And Your Money
02/17/2016
Bargain corner - You And Your Money

Film fest Some films are best viewed on the big screen - we're thinking Lord of the Rings, Kingdom of Heaven and Star Wars, to name but a few. If you're a movie maniac, you may want to get in on Cineworld IMAX Film Fest in Dublin - running Saturday February 27th.

You And Your Money
01/21/2016
Fighting back against fraud - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan If you're like most Irish people, you use an ATM on a regular basis. However, many people might not be aware of the regular ATM crime that is undertaken by fraudsters. Fraudulent measures such as card trapping and card skimming have become a significant problem, not just in Ireland but across the globe.

You And Your Money
01/14/2016
Bargain corner - You And Your Money

Fly away If you're feeling the January winter blues then maybe a great sun holiday bargain can shake off the chill. Top Flight is currently offering some January savings, of up to €344 per person! Sale trips include: Hotel Tivoli Victoria: Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal Price reduction: €739 pp down from €849.

You And Your Money
01/21/2016
Online trading tips - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan The online marketplace has exploded in recent years, with more and more items being bought and sold from e-stores such as Amazon, Ebay, DoneDeal and more. However, while purchasing or selling goods online can be much faster and more convenient that running down to the local shop or market (you don't even have to get out of bed), there are some more risks involved.

You And Your Money
02/12/2016
Good food, happy pocket - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan Food is vital - you literally can't live without it. And, as George Bernard Shaw once said: 'There is no sincerer love than the love of food.' If you're looking to cut down on your shopping expenses, that doesn't mean you have to reduce either quality or taste.

You And Your Money
02/25/2016
Just the ticket - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan If you missed out on UEFA's recent Euro 2016 ticket distribution, going down an alternative route could prove costly. News broke recently of unofficial ticket resellers charging enormous mark-ups, as high as €3,598 for the top seats. While UEFA's official resale platform will open for business next month, not everyone will be successful.

You And Your Money
02/12/2016
Under the weather? - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan Searching for medical advice online can often have one contemplating their will and their survival prospects, and all you typed was 'sore throat'. What you really need is sound advice to give you the confidence to help you look after yourself or your family - the aim of Undertheweather.ie, a straight-talking and easy-to-navigate site developed in partnership with experienced GPs and pharmacists.

You And Your Money
02/18/2016
Out and about - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan Spring is here and a sprinkle of 2016 events are upon us. If you're looking to get out and about this month and next, we've picked out a variety of captivating events, all of which are free (or at least very cheap). NI Science Festival.

You And Your Money
02/25/2016
Spring your garden to life - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan Spring is when we start looking out through the window and begin thinking once more about the best ways to make that garden a little heaven. You don't have to enlist the services of an expert gardener, or fork out on a pricey gardening book - we've got you covered!

You And Your Money
04/20/2016
Bargain corner - You And Your Money

By Christopher O'Riordan Hit the road Planning on taking a road trip this summer? If you haven't got a sat nav, and your phone's battery dies at the mere mention of Google Maps, head down to Halfords, who are offering big reductions on ex-display Garmin Nuvi sat navs.

Whispered Words
08/23/2015
Fight or Flight

So I was out in town one night and as is so common these days, most of the night was spent outside in the smoking area. It was pushing twelve and as these things go, the conversation was starting t...

Whispered Words
08/05/2014
Top Toons Of The 90's

The nineties were a simpler time, a time when my only problem was my bed time not exams or bills or any of that rubbish. It was an era, where all was good. So let's rewind the clock and reca...

Glamour and Grime
09/17/2018
BLACK 47: Can a Country's Horror Become a Thriller? - Glamour and Grime

Black 47 takes the audience back to one of the most horrendous eras in Irish History. A period that would have a significant impact on Ireland's future as well as its relationship with its then ruler Great Britain. The Great Irish Famine saw one million Irish starve to death and over 2.5 million Emigrate.

Glamour and Grime
07/26/2018
Finally, the votes to arrive sober than never - Glamour and Grime

Twenty years ago, my mother was killed in a car crash. A Ford Fiesta smashed like a coke can. The driver of the other car was drink-driving. I was ten when I shared an ambulance with him; he held his head in his hands. It was too late for regret.

Glamour and Grime
08/24/2018
Demi Lovato: Penance for Popularity - Glamour and Grime

Oh, the glittery glam, the fabulous fame, the mountainous money, makes stardom so sexy; doesn't it? Celebrity status is dreadfully alluring; isn't it? A champagne existence can be an intoxicating fantasy, but celebrity dreams can become nightmares. Yes, being a superstar can be a priceless adventure, but likewise, it can carry an immeasurable debt - your privacy is lost forever.

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