Nicolás Cruz Hernandez' life story includes: being cheered on an open-topped bus. Being homeless sweeping floors in the Stadium. He stole his passport to flee Cuba, had a lucky meeting with a Shaolin monk and now teaches yoga to prisoners. (2020)
Robert Mulhern is a London based freelance journalist from Nass, Co. Kildare.
He has worked as a news editor with the BBC, a reporter with The Irish Post and a digital journalist/editor with Sky Sports.
In 2017, he's reported extensively from the scenes of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Westminster Bridge and London Bridge attacks, for various platforms. He also received a gold and two silver awards at the New York Radio Festivals for Documentary on One productions: Anatomy of an Irish Serial Killer, Cairo Cellmates and Bolt and My Belgian Blue. He's a three-time winner at the festival with Never Knocked Down and Mick Meaney Buried Alive and winning the top prize in 2015 and 2016.
The latter also won the 2015 Celtic Media Awards
In 2014, he produced The Garda Who Limped - the story of Whistleblower John Wilson and the penalty points scandal - which took silver at that year’s PPI Radio Awards. The production is considered to be the first in depth treatment of the penalty points scandal.
His first Documentary on One was Sex Flights and Videotapes and he's a regular contributor to RTÉ Radio 1's Drivetime with Mary Wilson.
Robert studied journalism in Ballyfermot College for High Education and later under the tutorship of the Press Association. He's a previous Leinster Champion boxer at middleweight.
On twitter @Mulhernrobert