Andy joined the Board of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in 2014. He was the founding director (1999-2013) of the Centre for Cross Border Studies. Before that he was Religious Affairs Correspondent, Education Correspondent, Assistant News Editor and Belfast Reporter with the Irish Times. In the early 1990s he was co-ordinator of the Opsahl Commission, the independent ‘citizen’s inquiry’ into ways forward for Northern Ireland. He is the co-author of a biography of Rev Ian Paisley.