His collection of poems Digging My Own Grave won second place in the Patrick Kavanagh Award and was subsequently published by Dedalus Press, Ireland.
His novel The Eskimo in the Net (Marion Boyars Publishers, London)was shortlisted for The 2004 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and selected by the Lit Ed of the Daily Express, England as his Book of the Year 2004 ("scandalously ignored by the Man Booker judges...")
In 1998 he was commissioned by the Irish Chamber Orchestra to write a theatrical composition with contemporary classical composer Siobhan Cleary. The resulting work Hum! toured Ireland to great
acclaim ("a theatrical tour de force" - the Irish Times). a subsequent work Scream is currently being written for performance.
His short story Sightings of Bono was made into a short film by Parallel Productions featuring Bono (U2) and was released on DVD in 2004. The story was published in Italy by Scritturapura Editore as part of their series of individually published international short
In 2005 a CD of his poetry was released entitled If it's words you're after...