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Ciara Kenny

Ciara Kenny

The Irish Times, Ireland

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Ciara Kenny is an online news reporter and feature writer with The Irish Times. She is the curator of the Generation Emigration blog, which has been running since 2011, and writes a feature on the Irish abroad for the Life pages of the newspaper every Friday.

Not Irish enough for free university fees

Irish emigrants who have been living outside the EU for at least three years lose their entitlement to free fees at Irish third-level colleges and universities. Why?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
13 Dec 2017 Ireland

Ireland shows its strength in Brexit negotiations

If, for the first time in 800 years, Ireland is proving to be in a much stronger political position than Britain, what does that say about what Brexit is doing to Britain’s strength?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
6 Dec 2017 Ireland

Irish Deputy Prime Minister resigns after a whistleblower controversy 

In the run up to Christmas, the last thing the Irish public wanted was a snap general election. But up to lunchtime on Tuesday, after a week of political posturing that had whipped itself into a crisis, it was looking increasingly likely.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
29 Nov 2017 Ireland

When mothers can't afford to work

The number of stay-at-home mothers in Ireland has fallen quite dramatically, yet they still outnumber their male counterparts by more than 40 times. Only 3 out 5 Irish women work. What seems to be the obstacle? 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
22 Nov 2017 Ireland

Is Ireland entering another property bubble?

House prices are predicted to rise by at least 12% in the next three years -- a statistic that shoots right to the heart of first-time buyers. Average prices in Dublin are rising by 100 euros per day, 4.50 euros per hour, or 7 cents a minute. 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
17 Nov 2017 Ireland

When rapists remain unnamed

In Ireland, those accused of rape are only publicly identified if convicted, but in reality, most are never named, even after conviction, due to strict laws protecting the identity of their victims.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
8 Nov 2017 Ireland

Politicians not speaking the same language -- deadlock in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has been without a powersharing government for 10 months, with a proposed Irish language act considered the main issue holding up a deal. But does the divide run deeper than that?
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
2 Nov 2017 Ireland

When banks lie to lenders -- the Irish Tracker Mortgage Scandal

The "largest scam ever perpetrated on customers in the State", was how David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation described the tracker mortgage scandal that broke in Ireland this week.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
23 Oct 2017 Ireland

"Bonkers and unbelievable" pension system in Ireland

The Irish state pension has been calculated based on the number weeks of work. For women who left the workforce to raise children, or in some cases simply got married, this calculation is resulting in a considerably lower payment.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
17 Oct 2017 Ireland

What part of 'No' does 20 percent of Ireland not understand?

The issue of consent unleashed a media storm in Ireland when George Hook, a high-profile broadcaster, made victim blaiming comments on national radio.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
10 Oct 2017 Ireland

Men's side of the abortion story

For every one of the 170,000 people from Ireland who travelled abroad for terminations since 1980 – mostly women but also some trans men – a man was involved at some stage in the story
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
4 Oct 2017 Ireland

Will Irish women still need to go on abortion "holidays" in 2018?

Ireland's restrictive abortion law is forcing women with unwanted pregnancies and with fatal fetal abnormalities, to travel abroad for a termination, or order illegal abortion pills online. It is time for change.
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
28 Sep 2017 Ireland

Growing up in a hotel: The reality for thousands of homeless Irish children

For thousands of children in Ireland today, a hotel room is home. Can you imagine living family life within the confines of those four walls? 
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
26 Sep 2017 Ireland

Self-deprecation at work -- harmless fun or more harm than good?

Highlighting our professional insecurities could be more damaging in the long term than that quick laugh is worth
Ciara Kenny recommended by Ciara Kenny The Irish Times, Ireland
25 Sep 2017 Ireland
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