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John Waters

Columnist + Writer + Journalist
Born 1955

John Waters is a columnist with The Irish Times and former editor of Magill magazine. His career began in 1981 with the leading Irish political-music magazine Hot Press. He went on to write for the Sunday Tribune and later edited In Dublin and Magill. Waters has written several books and in 1998 he devised The Whoseday Book, a book that contains quotes, writings and pictures of 365 Irish writers and musicians - which has so far raised some €3m for the Irish Hospice Foundation.… Read More

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1955 Birth Born on May 28, 1955.


1981 26 Years Old Waters's career began in 1981 with the Irish political-music magazine Hot Press. … Read More


1996 41 Years Old He had a daughter in 1996 named Róisín with singer Sinéad O'Connor. … Read More
2003 48 Years Old In his articles titled Impose democracy on Iraq and Bush and Blair doing right thing, Waters explained his support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a position based on his belief that Iraq posed an imminent threat to the West due to its possession of weapons of mass destruction. … Read More


2006 51 Years Old In 2006, he entered a song, "The Words That Never Wear Out", for the Irish selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. … Read More
2007 52 Years Old "They Can't Stop the Spring", the song he co-wrote with Tommy Moran, was shortlisted for Ireland's entry to Eurovision Song Contest 2007. On 16 February 2007, "They Can't Stop the Spring" was selected on RTÉ's The Late Late Show to represent Ireland in that year's final in Helsinki. … Read More
2009 54 Years Old In a 2009 article titled "Another no to Lisbon might shock FF back to its senses" Waters voiced his opposition to gay marriage stating that it was "potentially destructive of the very fabric of Irish society". … Read More
2010 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In the Irish National Final on 5 March 2010, the song was performed by Leanne Moore, the winner of You're a Star 2008, and finished in fourth place.
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