Miriam Lord
(1885-1968)

Died aged c. 83

Miriam Lord (b. 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. Lord previously worked for the Drogheda Independent newspaper and for the The Irish Times's rival broadsheet, the Irish Independent. In October 2011, she won a 'Best political journalist award' at the National Newspapers of Ireland's Journalism Awards. 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." A 2015 article by Lord on Ursula Halligan's public acknowledgement of her sexual orientation was well received.

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Miriam Lord 1885-1968. Champion of nursery children. She was the first headteacher, in 1921, of Lilycroft open air nursery school with its emphasis on outdoor play. Visitors came from across the world to see the new nursery movement in action. The school is behind the primary school.

Lilycroft Road, Manningham, Bradford, United Kingdom where they was