Derek Byrne: The Catherine Nevin I knew

Words to describe her as evil and notorious alongside reports of her illness I found shocking

Catherine Nevin has died. In 2000 she was found guilty of the murder of her husband Tom Nevin at their Co. Wicklow pub, Jack White’s Inn in March 1996. Report: Conor Gallagher / Video: Bryan O'Brien.

It was in October 2016 that I received a call informing me that Catherine Nevin had been diagnosed with cancer, that she had been given months to live and would like to talk to me about writing an article about her.

Obviously, the first thing I did was to phone Catherine to see how she was. I was shocked as she had sounded so full of life, energy and hope when we last spoke the previous August. This time, she told me that she was finished and that she had been given the option of treatment to extend her life but wasn’t sure whether or not she was going to take it.

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