Miriam Lord

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Miriam Lord
Born 1962
Occupation Journalist
Nationality Irish
Genre Non-fiction, political commentary

Miriam Lord (born 1962) is an Irish journalist and political sketch writer employed by The Irish Times newspaper. Her work for the paper includes daily coverage of major political matters through her Dáil Sketch and Miriam Lord's Week which reviews the weeks political events published in the Saturday edition of the paper.

Lord was educated at King's Inns Street Secondary School and went on to study journalism at the College of Commerce in Rathmines.[1]

Lord previously worked for the Drogheda Independent newspaper and for The Irish Times's rival broadsheet, the Irish Independent.[2]

In October 2011, she won a 'Best political journalist award' at the National Newspapers of Ireland's Journalism Awards.[3] She did it again in the following year. The judges said about her: "Never less than forensic in detail, engaging in language, courageous, outspoken and laved with wit, this journalist continues to excel."[4]

A 2015 article by Lord on Ursula Halligan's public acknowledgement of her sexual orientation was well received.[5][6]


  1. ^ Bourke, Angela (2005). The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Volume 5: Irish Women's Writing and Traditions. New York: New York University Press. pp. 318–19. 
  2. ^ "Miriam Lord - An Irish journalist of distinction". FinFacts. 3 March 2007. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Reilly, Gavan (27 October 2011). "Irish Times biggest winner at national newspaper awards". TheJournal.ie. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "2012 NNI Journalism Awards". National Newspapers of Ireland. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Lord, Miriam (16 May 2015). "It took real guts for Ursula Halligan to say publicly she is gay". The Irish Times. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. 
  6. ^ McLysaght, Emer (16 May 2015). "Miriam Lord trended on Twitter after her 'divine' and touching Ursula Halligan article". The Daily Edge. Archived from the original on 16 May 2015. 

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