Friday 18 January 2019

Columnist Terry Keane dies after long illness

The columnist Terry Keane has passed away in St Vincent's Hospital after a long illness at the age of 68.

She is survived by her children Jane, Madeleine and Justine, her son Tim died in 2004.

Ms Keane was born Ann Teresa O'Donnell of Irish parents, a doctor and a bank official, in Guildford, Surrey, in 1939.

She spent time in Ireland as a child during the war and returned to study medicine in Trinity College Dublin and dropped out without taking a degree, later marrying barrister, Ronan Keane.

The couple separated in the 1990s.

Ms Keane admitted to having a 27-year-long affair with former Taoiseach Charles Haughey on RTE's "Late Late Show".

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