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# Aaron McKenna

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# Golden Boy
Teen star Aaron McKenna wrecks opponent early on US television debut
Aaron McKenna wasn’t hanging around on his return to the ring.
# sorted
Young Monaghan sensation McKenna gets new fight after Mexican's paperwork debacle
The 18-year-old ‘Silencer’ returns to the ring on 22 March.
# worldwide leader
Monaghan teenager Aaron McKenna gets TV debut on ESPN in just his second pro fight
‘The Silencer’ steps back between the ropes on Friday 9 March.
# Young gun
Monaghan wonderkid McKenna to face Mexican in second pro fight next month
Aaron McKenna will face Adolfo Caro in OC next month.
# Young Guns
'Croc', 'The Silencer', and 'The Naas Tommy Hearns': Irish pro boxing's future is in concrete hands
Lewis Crocker, Gary Cully and Aaron McKenna, with 20 Irish titles between them, will be looking to take names in 2018.
# Golden Boy
18 for 18: Monaghan sensation Aaron McKenna is set to take names across the Atlantic
Teen gunslinger Aaron McKenna is Ireland’s youngest professional boxer, and debuted in Vegas last month.
# Golden Boy
'Imagine being 18 and being signed by De La Hoya': Irish star McKenna set to rock Vegas on debut tonight
The 18-year-old from Monaghan fights Travis Conley in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino.
# Golden Boy
Monaghan's teenage boxing sensation to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden
Aaron McKenna will make his paid bow on a future Hall of Famer’s undercard in two weeks’ time.
# remember the name
Star Monaghan teenager signs professional boxing deal with Golden Boy Promotions
Aaron McKenna has signed with Oscar De La Hoya’s promotional stable, and will be based in Los Angeles.
For some, like vicious sex attackers, indefinite imprisonment should be an option
Concurrent sentences sometimes make a farce of justice, writes Aaron McKenna.
Aaron McKenna: We need our politicians to behave themselves in 2015
The Oireachtas descended into the anarchist’s cook book in 2014 – and it threatens to break our democratic system.
Aaron McKenna: It’s time for voluntary income taxes to fund frivolities like RTÉ
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: While the Eurozone is floundering, the US is seeing growth - but why?
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: This apology for Jerry McCabe’s death should not be slated
You may not agree with Sinn Féin, but criticising Gerry Adams for apologising is pure political point-scoring.
Aaron McKenna: Waiting 25 hours to be taken to hospital? It’s quite normal
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: Gender pay gap is a major problem… for all of us
And the solution is far more complex than equal-pay legislation – it goes to the roots of our social system.
Aaron McKenna: Where will Ireland be after two more Budgets?
The opposition’s reaction to Budget 2013 has been standard stuff. Will any party be credible the next time Ireland votes?
Aaron McKenna: Large pay packets aren’t an injustice – they’re a reward
Controversy over generous pension arrangements for executives means we risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
Aaron McKenna: We need a robust civics education if we want informed citizens
CSPE should educate on how the economy, government and tax fits together, rather than just how proportional representation works, writes Aaron McKenna.
Aaron McKenna: The Constitution is ours – so why aren’t we writing it?
Real people power would look very different to this fiction of engagement.
Aaron McKenna: We know Ireland has talent – why stop it from growing?
Ireland’s ‘knowledge economy’ is actually waiting to happen, writes Aaron McKenna.
Aaron McKenna: Ireland used to have an opposition. Where is it now?
Fianna Fáil is hobbled and Sinn Féin aren’t credible – so Irish politics isn’t working properly.
Aaron McKenna: Enda is the darling of Time – but there’s trouble in Fine Gael
A proxy war is under way against the Taoiseach from within his own party, writes Aaron McKenna.
Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story
Roisin Shortall’s resignation dominated the news this week – which may be a relief for some in Government.
Aaron McKenna: What are we paying for the Dáil’s pointless pantomime?
Much Dáil business is an empty stage show – but there is a way we could make it better.
Column: Have we lost the ambition that put a man on the moon?
These are financially difficult times – but that doesn’t mean we should abandon the big projects that advance human knowledge, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: Call that a stimulus? What we need is a tax cut.
The ‘stimulus’ announced this week won’t even move the needle, writes Aaron McKenna. So what should be done?
Column: When is jailing a fraudster no cause to celebrate? When it’s in Ireland.
Our judicial system is selective and incoherent – and judges are so pampered they can’t even open doors for themselves, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: It’s time to privatise RTÉ and the DAA. Offload them now.
The two troubled semi-states are living in fantasyland, writes Aaron McKenna. Why should we keep them there?
Column: Smart economy? Schools are so hamstrung they’re cutting subjects
If we want that ‘knowledge economy’ we’re always hearing about, the Government needs a serious change of direction, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Your Say
Poll: Should politicians benchmark their pay against the 'real world'?
The ‘Real Pay’ politician says they should, saving millions each year, but does this understate the workload of a TD or minister?
# Real pay
Campaign launched to benchmark politicians' pay against 'real world'
The move would save €10.7million annually, campaigners say.
Column: Our welfare system is wasteful – and a timebomb for our children
As benefits for the most vulnerable are cut, our system throws money at others who don’t need it, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: We need to stop taking money out of people’s pockets
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.
Column: We should be giving jobless people the money we’re wasting
The funds we’re currently spending on make-work training programmes should be handed directly to unemployed people, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: We need to create Irish jobs. Here’s how we can do it
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…
Column: Why should our government have the right to hide from its citizens?
Our leaders are spending our money in our names, writes Aaron McKenna – so why won’t they let us know how?
Column: Here’s how to fix the education system – and spend less money
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.
# Budget 2012
Budget 2012: What's contributors are saying 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…