Donal Foley

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Donal Foley was a journalist and newspaper editor. He worked as London editor for The Irish Press [1] before employment with The Irish Times. He was born in the Ring Gaeltacht in 1922 and grew up in Ferrybank.[2]

Foley wrote the satirical column "Man Bites Dog" in The Irish Times from 1971 until his death in 1981.[3]

His autobiography is called The Three Villages.[3]


  1. ^ O'Connor, Ulick (1973). Brendan Behan. Grove Press. p. 154. ISBN 978-0-394-17808-0. 
  2. ^ TV documentary about celebrated journalist, Donal Foley, The Munster Express, 31 August 2007. Retrieved 6 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b A taste of man bites dog, The Irish Times. Retrieved 6 April 2009.