The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - FEATURE -

My mother Jean died of lung dis­ease in 1999. She was only 57. I carry this photo of her wed­ding day ev­ery­where with me be­cause she’s my driv­ing force. I feel I have to do what she couldn’t – have a ca­reer as well as a fam­ily. Her fa­ther died when she was 15 and her mother brought up ten chil­dren. All the boys went to col­lege but there wasn’t enough money to send the girls too. She lived to see The Corrs’ suc­cess but didn’t meet her grand­chil­dren, which is deeply sad.

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