Victoria White

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Life
1962- ; late-born dg. Jack White [q.v.] and his wife Edna; completed TCD MLitt. dissertation on Sylvia Plaith and the Body (1987); became an Irish Times journalist; Raving Autumn and Other Stories (1990); appt. Arts Editor, 1997; m. Eamon Ryan, Green Party TD for South Dublin and later coalition Minister with Fianna Fáil, with 4 children; she issued Mother Ireland: Why Ireland Hates Motherhood (2010).

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Works
Fiction, Raving Autumn and Other Stories (Poolbeg Press 1990), 232pp. Miscellaneous, ed. Cullenswood: Old Ghosts and New Stories (Dublin: A. & A. Farmar 2009), viii, 138pp., ill.; Mother Ireland: Why Ireland Hates Motherhood (Londubh Books 2010), 192pp.

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Notes
Rearing
: writes in The Irish Times (Letters): ‘To Carmel Courtney (Nov. 24th) who says rearing children “cannot be described as mentally stimulating by any stretch of the imagination”, I would say only this: your imagination does not stretch far enough. Yours, &c.” (Ashfield Rd., Dublin 6.)

Eamon Ryan: ed. Gongaza and UCD (Commerce); opened bike business on Gardiner St., Dublin; fnd. Safari Cycles; coopted to Dublin City Council, 1998; elected for South Dublin, 2002; went forward for Presidency, 2004, but withdrew when Mary McAleese affirm intention of re-standing; re-elected 2007; established Green Party TD for South Dublin and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, 2007, withdrawing from the coalition with Fianna Fail, 23 Jan. 2011; failed to be re-elected for S. Dublin, Feb. 2011.

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