Francis is an award-winning Irish journalist, documentary maker and storyteller who has worked as a senior reporter on the Pat Kenny show on Newstalk 106fm and with the Ireland AM show on TV3 in Ireland. He has a long association with the Irish Television networks TV3 and UTV where he still appears on a regular basis. Francis has produced and managed radio shows for Newstalk radio in Ireland for several years. He has written for Irish media group Independent News and Media in a freelance capacity for over ten years and has a host of contacts in the world of Irish and British media. Francis has worked in a variety of other roles including as a political advisor and press officer in the European Parliament in Brussels, a speechwriter and advisor in Seanad Eireann, Ireland’s upper house of Parliament.