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Conor O'Clery is GlobalPost correspondent in Ireland. Born in Belfast and graduated from Queen's University, Belfast, O'Clery worked for the Irish Times for more than 30 years, serving as Belfast editor, news editor, and as foreign correspondent based, respectively, in London, Moscow, Washington, Beijing and New York. During these assignments he covered Northern Ireland troubles, the fall of the Soviet Union, upheavals in Indonesia and East Timor, four US presidential elections, and the 9/11 attack on the United States. He was twice Journalist of the Year in Ireland: in 1987 for his reporting of the Soviet Union, and in 2002 for his first-hand accounts of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. He is the author of several books, most recently "The Billionaire Who Wasn't," a biography of the American philanthropist, Chuck Feeney; and an account of his experiences as a foreign correspondent, "May You Live in Interesting Times." O'Clery lives in Dublin.