Meave Bincy Snell was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker. Born on 28 May, 1939 in county Dublin Binchy was described as being larger-than-life, selling millions of copies in numerous (37) languages of her love and romance novels.
Robert Fisk who died suddenly on October 30th, 2020, aged 74, devoted most of his life to reporting wars and revolutions in the Middle East. He made no apologies for his passionate descriptions of the sufferings of the victims and for criticising the roles played by the United States and Israel in these conflicts.
When it comes to attending GAA matches, distance is no object for Mick McDonagh. His commitment and love for the Gaelic games has seen him travel the length and breadth of Ireland for the past thirty years. But sometimes he will travel further as was the case in May 2019 when he jetted across the Atlantic to take in the Connacht SFC opener between New York and Mayo.