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#Aaron McKenna

# aaron-mckenna - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Monaghan teenager Aaron McKenna gets TV debut on ESPN in just his second pro fight
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# Worldwide Leader

Monaghan teenager Aaron McKenna gets TV debut on ESPN in just his second pro fight

Mar 1st 2018, 7:47 PM 7,658 Views 1 Comment

‘The Silencer’ steps back between the ropes on Friday 9 March.

# aaron-mckenna - Monday 12 February, 2018

Monaghan wonderkid McKenna to face Mexican in second pro fight next month
# Young Gun
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# Young Gun

Monaghan wonderkid McKenna to face Mexican in second pro fight next month

Feb 12th 2018, 11:16 AM 2,860 Views 0 Comments

Aaron McKenna will face Adolfo Caro in OC next month.

# aaron-mckenna - Monday 22 January, 2018

'Croc', 'The Silencer', and 'The Naas Tommy Hearns': Irish pro boxing's future is in concrete hands
# Young Guns
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# Young Guns

'Croc', 'The Silencer', and 'The Naas Tommy Hearns': Irish pro boxing's future is in concrete hands

Jan 22nd 2018, 5:30 AM 7,823 Views 3 Comments

Lewis Crocker, Gary Cully and Aaron McKenna, with 20 Irish titles between them, will be looking to take names in 2018.

# aaron-mckenna - Monday 1 January, 2018

18 for 18: Monaghan sensation Aaron McKenna is set to take names across the Atlantic
# Golden Boy
From The42
# Golden Boy

18 for 18: Monaghan sensation Aaron McKenna is set to take names across the Atlantic

Jan 1st 2018, 7:00 PM 5,873 Views 2 Comments

Teen gunslinger Aaron McKenna is Ireland’s youngest professional boxer, and debuted in Vegas last month.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 9 December, 2017

'Imagine being 18 and being signed by De La Hoya': Irish star McKenna set to rock Vegas on debut tonight
# Golden Boy
From The42
# Golden Boy

'Imagine being 18 and being signed by De La Hoya': Irish star McKenna set to rock Vegas on debut tonight

Dec 9th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,889 Views 3 Comments

The 18-year-old from Monaghan fights Travis Conley in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.

# aaron-mckenna - Friday 17 November, 2017

Monaghan's teenage boxing sensation to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden
# Golden Boy
From The42
# Golden Boy

Monaghan's teenage boxing sensation to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden

Nov 17th 2017, 8:07 AM 30,589 Views 18 Comments

Aaron McKenna will make his paid bow on a future Hall of Famer’s undercard in two weeks’ time.

# aaron-mckenna - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Star Monaghan teenager signs professional boxing deal with Golden Boy Promotions
# Remember The Name
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# Remember The Name

Star Monaghan teenager signs professional boxing deal with Golden Boy Promotions

Sep 6th 2017, 9:18 PM 15,531 Views 6 Comments

Aaron McKenna has signed with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotional stable, and will be based in Los Angeles.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 7 May, 2016

For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option
# Opinion
# Opinion

For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option

May 7th 2016, 8:15 AM 45 Views 0 Comments

Concurrent sentences sometimes make a farce of justice, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015

Dec 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 178 Views 116 Comments

The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: It’s time for voluntary income taxes to fund frivolities like RTÉ
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# Read Me

Aaron McKenna: It’s time for voluntary income taxes to fund frivolities like RTÉ

Apr 13th 2013, 9:00 PM 64 Views 68 Comments

A voluntary income tax system is not one where citizens choose whether to pay any tax at all, but instead gives the option of paying additional contributions services that go beyond the basic function of government, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: While the Eurozone is floundering, the US is seeing growth - but why?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: While the Eurozone is floundering, the US is seeing growth - but why?

Apr 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 27 Views 96 Comments

The EU needs to either get on with integration, proper banking and political union or separate into amicable trading partners and neighbours, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Aaron McKenna: This apology for Jerry McCabe’s death should not be slated
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: This apology for Jerry McCabe’s death should not be slated

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 207 Views 175 Comments

You may not agree with Sinn Féin, but criticising Gerry Adams for apologising is pure political point-scoring.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal

Jan 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 18 Views 16 Comments

Those with mental health problems do not deserve the indignities they suffer – but they have always been the poor relation in our system.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us

Dec 22nd 2012, 8:15 AM 21 Views 35 Comments

And the solution is far more complex than equal-pay legislation – it goes to the roots of our social system.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?
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# Aaron McKenna

Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?

Dec 8th 2012, 8:15 AM 12 Views 101 Comments

The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Large pay packets aren’t an injustice – they’re a reward
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Large pay packets aren’t an injustice – they’re a reward

Nov 17th 2012, 8:15 AM 48 Views 59 Comments

Controversy over generous pension arrangements for executives means we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens

Nov 10th 2012, 8:15 AM 106 Views 43 Comments

CSPE should educate on how the economy, government and tax fits together, rather than just how proportional representation works, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: The Constitution is ours – so why aren’t we writing it?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: The Constitution is ours – so why aren’t we writing it?

Oct 27th 2012, 8:15 AM 14 Views 24 Comments

Real people power would look very different to this fiction of engagement.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?

Oct 20th 2012, 8:15 AM 31 Views 6 Comments

Ireland’s ‘knowledge economy’ is actually waiting to happen, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 13 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Ireland used to have an opposition. Where is it now?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Ireland used to have an opposition. Where is it now?

Oct 13th 2012, 8:00 AM 22 Views 158 Comments

Fianna Fáil is hobbled and Sinn Féin aren’t credible – so Irish politics isn’t working properly.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Enda is the darling of Time – but there’s trouble in Fine Gael
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Enda is the darling of Time – but there’s trouble in Fine Gael

Oct 6th 2012, 8:00 AM 20 Views 111 Comments

A proxy war is under way against the Taoiseach from within his own party, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story

Sep 29th 2012, 8:05 AM 12 Views 57 Comments

Roisin Shortall’s resignation dominated the news this week – which may be a relief for some in Government.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Aaron McKenna: What are we paying for the Dáil’s pointless pantomime?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: What are we paying for the Dáil’s pointless pantomime?

Sep 22nd 2012, 8:05 AM 7 Views 20 Comments

Much Dáil business is an empty stage show – but there is a way we could make it better.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Column: Have we lost the ambition that put a man on the moon?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Have we lost the ambition that put a man on the moon?

Sep 1st 2012, 7:45 AM 33 Views 33 Comments

These are financially difficult times – but that doesn’t mean we should abandon the big projects that advance human knowledge, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Column: Call that a stimulus? What we need is a tax cut.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Call that a stimulus? What we need is a tax cut.

Jul 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 40 Views 58 Comments

The ‘stimulus’ announced this week won’t even move the needle, writes Aaron McKenna. So what should be done?

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 26 May, 2012

Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.

May 26th 2012, 8:00 AM 84 Views 45 Comments

Our judicial system is selective and incoherent – and judges are so pampered they can’t even open doors for themselves, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Column: It’s time to privatise RTÉ and the DAA. Offload them now.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s time to privatise RTÉ and the DAA. Offload them now.

May 19th 2012, 8:00 AM 236 Views 77 Comments

The two troubled semi-states are living in fantasyland, writes Aaron McKenna. Why should we keep them there?

# aaron-mckenna - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects

Apr 11th 2012, 7:30 AM 5 Views 19 Comments

If we want that ‘knowledge economy’ we’re always hearing about, the Government needs a serious change of direction, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'?

Mar 27th 2012, 1:17 PM 4,420 Views 57 Comments

The ‘Real Pay’ politician says they should, saving millions each year, but does this understate the workload of a TD or minister?

Campaign launched to benchmark politicians' pay against 'real world'
# Real Pay
# Real Pay

Campaign launched to benchmark politicians' pay against 'real world'

Mar 27th 2012, 1:10 PM 3,467 Views 51 Comments

The move would save €10.7million annually, campaigners say.

# aaron-mckenna - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children

Mar 14th 2012, 7:30 AM 381 Views 57 Comments

As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets

Mar 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 20 Views 27 Comments

Yes, we’ve got a deficit to deal with – but making ordinary consumers pay is hurting the wider economy as well as our wallets, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting

Feb 21st 2012, 7:30 AM 23 Views 50 Comments

The funds we’re currently spending on make-work training programmes should be handed directly to unemployed people, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Monday 6 February, 2012

Column: We need to create Irish jobs. Here’s how we can do it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to create Irish jobs. Here’s how we can do it

Feb 6th 2012, 7:20 AM 54 Views 13 Comments

Foreign investment is all well and good, writes Aaron McKenna, but only homegrown jobs will pull us out of recession. Here’s what we need to do…

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?

Jan 31st 2012, 7:30 AM 842 Views 25 Comments

Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Column: Here’s how to fix the education system – and spend less money
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s how to fix the education system – and spend less money

Jan 24th 2012, 7:30 AM 871 Views 51 Comments

We’re slipping in international tables even as the Government trumpets our ‘smart economy’ – so we need to take some lessons from Finland, writes Aaron McKenna.

# aaron-mckenna - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Budget 2012: What TheJournal.ie's contributors are saying
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Budget 2012: What TheJournal.ie's contributors are saying

Dec 6th 2011, 7:44 PM 2,028 Views 6 Comments

TheJournal.ie brings you contributions from a huge range of people. We asked some of them to give their opinions on the Budget – and here’s what they said…