Martin is a UCD graduate with a BA in Economics & Politics and an MA in Film Studies. He has worked in the Irish television industry for over a decade, producing, directing and scripting a number of critically acclaimed documentaries. His profiles on two legendary Irishmen, Shay Elliott - Cycle of Betrayal and the public servant TK Whitaker - Seirbhíseach an Stáit were both nominated for an IFTA. His work has aired on TG4, TV3 and Setanta Ireland. He has Directed and Co-Written In The Name of the Republic, a two part documentary series for TV3 following eminent Historian, Professor EunanO’Halpin as he explores the dark side of Irish republicanism during the Irish War of Independence.
Outside of his television interests Martin has had a life long passion for the recordings of John Count McCormack. He produced a sell out tribute concert to the great tenor at the National Concert Hall in 2006 where he revealed the establishment of a John McCormack vocal bursary and the erecting of a statue to the singer. The bursary awards €10,000 annually and since 2007 eight talented performers have benefited. A statue of John McCormack was unveiled by Dr. TK Whitaker in 2008 and is located in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin.
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