Northern Ireland

North-west Reporter - Keiron Tourish

Keiron started life as a "cub" reporter on the Derry Journal newspaper.

He learnt his journalistic trade under a lot of the north-west's seasoned professionals.

He joined BBC Radio Foyle in 1990 and spent several years in a busy newsroom before becoming the region's television reporter for the BBC.

He has interviewed poets, presidents and prime ministers but nothing was as taxing as being chased by an ostrich - all in the line of duty.

Sport remains a passion and Keiron still likes to cover and play soccer.

Latest story

Fears for Altnagelvin radiotherapy unit as cuts loom

Previous stories


Ambulance overturns in traffic accident near Claudy

Derry gets some practice in for UK Capital of Culture

Girl bitten by pitbull-type dogs in Derry

Derry man badly injured in fire after dog rescue effort

Locals pull together to help owner of bombed kebab shop

Derry's Craigavon Bridge closed due to bomb alert


Man appears in court in connection with Derry bomb

Police leaflet drop criticised by human rights group

Bomb attack on police station

Call centre optimistic about 2011 job prospects


Innishowen mourns as funerals of crash victims begin

Police in Londonderry arrest three people after clashes

Celebrities give backing to Derry City of Culture bid


The Bloody Sunday Report: Families' reaction

Pipe bomb attack on Derry home

Five-year-old boy has guns pointed in face in attack


Inquest into ten-year-old's death hears moving tribute

Man told to leave Sion Mills home during gun attack

North-west public react to Cardinal Brady's decision

Belfast backs Derry/Londonderry UK City of Culture bid

Repair bill for school vandalism running into millions

Strabane's Alley Theatre hosts Anne Frank exhibition

Hundreds of house hunters hit Ballykelly

Vandals spoil Derry golf course with buggy joyride


Pipebomb left outside Limavady home

Fears at Derry Feis over falling numbers of competitors


Motorists rescued from Glenshane Pass

Bombers target Letterkenny "legal high" shop

Derry peace bridge takes shape

Major fire at Campsie recycling site

Sinn Fein reservations disrupt culture capital bid

Real IRA murder victim is buried

Derry on culture capital shortlist


Sinn Fein reservations disrupt bid for culture capital

Anger at Bloody Sunday report plans

Derry pubs target underage

Nurses reunite for big birthday bash

Old army base sees new regime

Snow joke as west turns white

Unwanted birdie for Donegal golfers

Portrush airshow grounded

Dissident protest campaign condemned

Cartoon chaos at open gallery

Bridge disrupting peace

GardaĆ­ foil dissident attack

Robbers target Limavady pensioner


Seagate creates 85 jobs in Derry

Civil Rights' banner on display

Defence company to close plant

Big freeze continues in north-west

December 2010

University campaign launched

Policeman killed in Donegal crash

Family protests at DPP meeting

Londonderry bomb attacks 'crazy'

Strabane pipebomb attack

Credit Union treasurer abducted

November 2010

Rescue girl praised

Book on a wall

War wreaths attack

Derry City latest

Derry deluge causes flood of complaints

Fatal Derry hit and run

October 2010

A very scary Derry Hallowe'en

Mother to leave after shooting

Derry City on the brink

Positive Undertone for new band

Hallowe'en carnival 'curses city'

Shots fired at cell death funeral

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