O'Donnell hints at penning her memoir
FORMER minister of state Liz O'Donnell could follow in the literary footsteps of Mary O'Rourke and sit down to pen a memoir.
Ms O'Donnell said that since entering the next phase of her career, the idea of writing a memoir of her professional life is becoming more and more appealing.
The former deputy leader of the Progressive Democrats said that thanks to a colourful career in the Dail until her retirement in 2007, she wouldn't be short of something to say.
"I was approached to do a memoir before, but at the time I thought I was too young or kind of not ready yet.
"But I think that now I'm finding my voice through writing, it's coming easier to me to have a different voice to a political voice," said Ms O'Donnell, who is an Irish Independent columnist.
"When you're a politician for 15 years there's a gravitas in one's presentation that you have to have. But now that I'm out of that I can be more relaxed and open in my views – I don't have to worry about embarrassing the party, or the nation.
"I've a good story to tell, I've had an interesting life in politics, and my five years as a minister was very rewarding and a great privilege."