Padraig Moran


Padraig Moran is a writer and digital producer for CBC Radio’s The Current, taking great stories from the airwaves to our online audience. He started his journalism career in Ireland primarily covering arts and entertainment, then spent five years at The Times of London in the U.K., before joining the CBC when he moved to Toronto in 2017. You can reach him at

Latest from Padraig Moran

Sikh community no longer feels safe after claim India had role in B.C. killing: Singh

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says accusations that India’s government was involved in the killing of a Canadian Sikh community leader are "shocking' but 'sadly not surprising."

Put politics aside to solve housing crisis, or your kids might never own a home: Raitt

Climate change and housing are two of the biggest issues facing Canadians today. Now, a new group is aiming to tackle both — and put partisan politics aside.

Many Inuit must fly south to give birth. Inuk midwives brought maternity care back home

For decades, Inuit women in northern Quebec had to travel south, far from family and support, to give birth. That started to change in 1986 when the North’s first midwifery clinic opened in Puvirnituq.

A year after Fiona hit Newfoundland, people grapple with fears about life near the ocean

It’s been a year since post-tropical storm Fiona ripped entire homes into the sea in Channel-Port aux Basques, N.L. Some residents are still picking up the pieces and grappling with whether they can ever feel safe again, living so close to the ocean.

N.W.T. premier says she's done 'begging' for infrastructure help as wildfires rage

Fighting the wildfires in the Northwest Territories has been complicated by gaps in travel and communication infrastructure — problems that Premier Caroline Cochrane says the federal government should have fixed years ago.

He poured 'blood, sweat and tears' into his dream home. Wildfires just destroyed it

Spi7uwe Sqalemc put everything into building his family’s dream home in B.C.’s Interior — only to watch it burn up last week in the wildfires ravaging the province.

How wood carving is chiselling away at its image as an 'old man's' hobby

Wood carving competitions have noted a slight shift in demographics since the pandemic, suggesting that more women and young people took up the hobby during lockdown.

Dupes offer cheap fashion to Canadians, but small businesses say they're paying the price

Online shoppers are embracing "dupes": products that look exactly like big brand-name items but are much cheaper. But while some consumers say they shouldn’t be shamed for wanting something more affordable, some small businesses say the knock-offs hurt their bottom line.

The art thief who stole not for money, but to live in 'a treasure chest'

Stéphane Breitwieser stole hundreds of pieces of valuable art — but he says he did it out of a love for beautiful things, not monetary gain.

Meet Josef Lewkowicz, the 96-year-old Nazi hunter who brought Amon Goeth to justice

Josef Lewkowicz survived several camps during the Holocaust, and went on to bring some of those responsible to justice.