Wednesday 21 March 2018

Maeve Sheehan: Tragic Kate's story not yet finished

Ten months after their daughter died by suicide, her parents have new hope to find the truth, writes Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

THE story of Kate Fitzgerald resonated with many people. She was bright and attractive, a writer and a media consultant; she also suffered from depression.

She came to national prominence in death, when she was identified as the author of an anonymous article about depression which she had written days before she died on August 22, 2011. Such was the interest in Kate's story that when The Irish Times, the newspaper that published her article, later apologised to her employer for what she had written, an online petition followed.

Kate was widely believed to have killed herself. Her body was found at her home in Dublin's south city. She had a history of depression. Her parents, Tom and Sally, were told by the authorities that their cherished daughter had taken her own life.

Please sign in or register with for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss