Mary Kenny, Dublin-born journalist and writer, leading columnist for the Irish Independent
Mary Kenny has lived most of her working and family life in England. She has written for over 30 newspapers and magazines in Britain and Ireland, and is currently a leading columnist for the Irish Independent. She was a founder of the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement who rode the famous condom train from Belfast to Dublin in 1971. But marriage and motherhood drew her back to the Church and towards more conservative politics. Her understanding of Anglo-Irish relations is warm and witty and, in the view of her fans, should have made her a candidate for the Presidency of the Irish Republic.