I'm a qualified barrister but broadcasting is my passion


A couple of years ago I went back to college part-time to study to become a barrister, and last week I had my graduation where I was called to the Bar.

I studied Law in UCD when I was younger and although I enjoyed it, I knew I wanted to get into media - so much you work on in journalism is impacted by law, so I thought studying it would be very useful for me.

However, I always had the thought in the back of my mind that I wanted to go back to college at some stage and qualify as a solicitor or barrister.

So when the opportunity came up to study part-time I was delighted, because it meant I was able to continue working while I hit the books.

The course was very practical and one of the things we had to do was pretend as though were speaking in court, and having a background as a reporter made it much easier for me.

I love working in broadcasting and always have, so I don't have any intentions of practicing as a barrister for now but down the line I can see myself doing it.