Catherine Foley is a full-time writer and broadcaster. She is a former staff journalist with The Irish Times. She is a presenter and co-producer with her sister, RoseAnn Foley, of tv documentaries for TG4, including programmes about Tom Clancy, Molly Keane and their uncle, the journalist Donal Foley. She is a regular contributor to the RTÉ Radio 1 programme Sunday Miscellany. Her third Irish-language novella, Samhradh an Chéasta, was published by LeabhairComhar in 2010. Two earlier novellas, An Cailín Rua and Sorcha sa Ghailearaí, won Oireachtas literary awards. She was born in Waterford city and grew up in the Ring Gaeltacht of Co Waterford.