Northern Ireland

South Down District Journalist - Francis Gorman

Francis says he is fortunate enough to be able to say that he loves his job.

He films all his stories on a small camera and edits the pictures himself on a desktop computer.

What he likes most about the job is the variety.

In the last five years, for example, he has filmed a wedding at the top of Slieve Donard and crawled with his camera through an underground medieval tunnel outside Downpatrick.

Latest story

It may seem crazy to say you can sail from Lough Neagh to Carlingford Lough, sure where's the water? Well it's in the Newry Portadown canal - one of the oldest of its type in the UK. It's been officially closed for decades, but some people want it re-opened.

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