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Norah Casey: 'I changed enormously after Richard died'

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Broadcaster Norah Casey admitted she lost interest in mentoring entrepreneurs after her husband, Richard, passed away.

The former Dragon’s Den star revealed she used to enjoy helping business grow, she fell out of love with it after her love died in 2011.

“In business I’d murder someone who didn’t do strategy, but in your personal life you change all the time,” she said.

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“I’ve changed enormously in the three years since Richard died.

“All the things I thought I wanted to do in year one ended up not being the things I thought I wanted to do in years two, and now I think I’m in a more reflective phase,” she added.

“All the things I loved about my life before – like the idea of mentoring someone, investing in new businesses – they were what I didn’t want to do.

“It wasn’t about the money, it was much more the fact that I didn’t want to give myself when there was so little,” she told Women’s Way.

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The RTE star admitted she kept busy after her husband’s death, focusing on raising her son Dara and had little time for a social life.

“Getting up at 4am and doing Newstalk and then doing The Takeover, then The Today Show in Cork, it left me with just Saturday night free,”she revealed.

“That’s as much as I wanted, to be honest.

“Every evening, Dara and I did our homework together and it suited me that I was going to bed at 9:30pm and not having to see anyone,” she added.

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Despite having a difficult few years, the publisher admitted she feels younger then ever.

“I look at myself in the mirror and I look younger than I did 10 years ago. I feel younger,” she said.

“I feel energised, I feel ready to tackle things that I wouldn’t have tackled before.”