About

Philip O'ConnorOur Man In Stockholm is me, Philip O’Connor – an Irish writer, journalist, producer, podcaster and all-round troublemaker based in, surprisingly enough, Stockholm, Sweden.

My first book “A Parish Far From Home” told the tale of how Gaelic football brought the Irish in Stockholm together and was nominated as Sports Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2011.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 I made it available on SoundCloud as an audiobook.

When not writing here, I cover sports for a major global news agency, write for a wide variety of Irish and international publications, I make podcasts for the Irish community in Sweden and produce TV and radio, as well as making films and helping companies and organisations with their corporate communications.

The blog was originally started with the intention of providing a different angle on Irish political communication, but has over time expanded to cover virtually everything to do with Ireland and Sweden, from sport and culture to politics and current affairs, in English and Swedish.

To support my work, you can sign up on Patreon and become a monthly subscriber, or if you’re in Sweden you can make a donation via Swish to 1232424166.

To sponsor any of my podcasts or to commission me for other work, drop an email to philip@eblana.se or call +46707217715.

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