Former IWF member Deirdre Purcell has died suddenly. She was one of Ireland’s best-known novelists and published more than 19 books during her illustrious career. She was also a TV news anchor, the first female news presenter in RTÉ and was an actress in the Abbey Theatre. In later years she presented What It Says In The Papers on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio One.
May she rest in peace.