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Maire is 'all woman' -- but she never had an interest in the high life

Before she puts her head on the pillow each night, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn pours her heart into her treasured diary. It's a habit she acquired as a young Galway girl with a lust for language and literature.

From the moment she stepped onto the election hustings of Connemara more than 40 years ago, a feisty, raven-haired teenager who caught the eye of every man, the chapters of her life have had all the ingredients of a gripping read.

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