Miriam Donaghue: I broke through glass ceiling – then changed my mind
When I was a young and hungry reporter working in the 'Irish Examiner' I became the paper's first woman to be promoted to a job on the newsdesk. I was going to conquer the newspaper world.
I was 25 years of age, hugely ambitious and very excited at having broken the so-called glass ceiling to fly the flag for women in my profession.
The promotion came just after I became a mother for the first time. My new duties required me to work from 2pm to 10pm or later every day, as well as reading all the papers at home and tuning into radio news shows.