‘A door closed and another one opened’ - former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan on life after politics

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Former Tánaiste Mary Coughlan has spoken publicly for the first time since she lost her Dáil seat in the 2011 General Election and the death of her husband, David, in September 2012.

Speaking about politics, motherhood, the death of her husband, David, and how she got through difficult times in politics and in her personal life by looking after her physical and mental health, Ms Coughlan said she had no plans that involved a return to politics or anything else.

The mother of two teenage children, she said she had plenty to keep her busy.

She said that she was going to “take some time” before deciding on her own future.

Read more in today’s Donegal Democrat.


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