McCaughren, Tom

Tom McCaughren is from Ballymena, Co. Antrim and has been a journalist all his working life. Tom started with The Courier and News, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, moving to The Ballymena/Belfast Telegraph and then to The Irish Times in Dublin. He reported for The Irish Times for 13 years, specialising in military matters as Defence Correspondent. From The Irish Times he went to RTE, where he worked as a reporter, specialising in security, covering major crimes in the Republic, the Troubles in the North in the early years, and the Irish/UN in Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Syria, Egypt, Bosnia-Herzegovnia, Croatia and Kosovo. It was while working as Security Correspondent that he got the idea for RAINBOWS OF THE MOON, a thriller for teenagers. As Security Correspondent he was also visiting lecturer in Media and Communications Skills at courses for officers in the Garda College, Templemore, Co. Tipperary, for many years. At one stage he also gave occasional talks on the same subject at the cadet school of the Military College in the Curragh, Co. Kildare.

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