Nostalgia: Ruth was up and coming career woman

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The Lurgan Mail had on its staff in 1994 one of the most up and coming young career women in all of Ireland.

‘Mail’ reporter Ruth Loney was crowned the Business and Professional Women’s Young Career Woman of the Year.

Not only did she bring the news to local readers but in her freelance capacity she contributed to other publications.

She was keen on equestrian sports and had her own column in the News Letter and was on the freelance register at BBC Radio Ulster..

“I thought I had no chance of winning,” she said. “I just thought I was there to participate.”