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Mary Kenny

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Mary Kenny is a leading journalist, author and broadcaster, who has written for more than twenty-five publications over four decades, including the Irish Times, Irish Independent, the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph.
She was born in Dublin, the youngest of four, and, after a period in France, became a reporter on the London Evening Standard. A founder-member of an Irish feminist movement in Dublin, she graduated with a degree iin French Studies at Birckbeck College, London University. In 1997 she published a social history of Ireland, Goodbye to Catholic Ireland. Her biography of William Joyce, ‘Lord Haw-Haw’ entitled Germany Calling, was universally acclaimed by critics. She has also written a study of Ireland’s relationship with the British monarchy Crown and Shamrock: Love and Hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy.

She is married to the writer Richard West, has two sons and two granddaughters, and likes to think she lives between Ireland and England.