MARJORY POST is one of the most influential women in the history of the Irish Times.
She was born in Limerick in 1858, the eldest of three children, and grew up in the small town of Ollick, in the north of the country.
Her mother was an English housewife, and her father a Scottish merchant.
Marjorie became a writer at a young age, and wrote articles for the Dublin Examiner, The Irish Times, The Independent, The Belfast Telegraph and The Irish Sun.
She also wrote articles about Ireland for the Irish Daily Star, the Northern Echo, The New Irish and the Irish Sunday Times.
After graduating from college in 1893, she joined the Irish Tribune, which she founded in the same year.
In 1906 she joined a new daily newspaper, the Dublin Times, which would change her life.
Marjoie’s passion for the country and her devotion to the work of the daily newspapers were such that she was given the title of ‘Queen of the Newspaper’.
When she died in October 1924, the Times was celebrating its 100th anniversary.
She was survived by her husband of 41 years, the late John Martin.
She is buried at St Patrick’s Church, Limerick, with full military honours and an ode to the ‘glorious work of our nation’s women’.
Source: The Irish Independent