Author and journalist Deirdre Purcell dies

February 13th, 2023 3:29 PM

By Southern Star Team

Deirdre Purcell will be remembered fondly in the Beara area.

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ACTOR, journalist and author Deirdre Purcell has died.

She will be fondly remembered by her friends in Beara, where she had a home.

Deirdre Purcell was the first female anchor on RTÉ's Nine O'Clock news on television, and had a successful career as a writer, publishing several critically-acclaimed works including Falling for a Dancer.

She is survived by her husband, Kevin Healy and her two sons Adrian and Simon Weckler.

Read more in Thursday's Southern Star.

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