Who’s Her Daddy?


Clue: he bought his phone the year she was born.

Yes, it’s Aoife Kenny.

She’s running for Irish Language Officer in UCD.

As she says herself: “Tá an Ghaeilge láidir i gCÓBÁC agus ba mhaith liom í a dhéanamh níos láidre fós an bhlian seo chugainn. Is mar gheall ar seo go bhfuil sé ar intinn agam ritheadh d’Oifigeach na Gaeilge san SU.”

Which is easy for her to say.


Also: Aoife appears to be opposing current Fine Gael policy on the Irish language.


Aoibhinn Ní Chionnaith (Facebook)

Thanks Shauna Foley

43 thoughts on “Who’s Her Daddy?

    1. Rumpleforeskin

      Here, mods. What gives? My reply to this which was a tongue-in-cheek +1 was deleted. There has to be a limit of some sort to your overzealous deleting of comments just because you’re not particularly fond of them. It’s getting ridiculous.

      1. Xiao Liu

        It’s about not denigrating women for their bodies when all they’re trying to do is get frigging elected to a student body or do their bit for the national language or indeed anything else not connected to the sex industry, you self-proclaimed bell-end.

  1. Dee

    Aoife or Aoibhinn?

    If you are going to slag the girl off the least you can do is get her name right.

    1. Bodger

      Thanks, Dee. We deliberately (and incorrectly) Anglicised her name to highlight our own stupidity thus making us (not Aoibhinn) the butt of the ‘joke’. Apologies for any confusion.

      1. Dee

        Except that mis-Anglicising Irish names is usually done as a way of belittling people – its up there with ‘whats your real name’ or ‘what’s that in English’.

      2. thepox

        Aoife and Aoibhinn are two completely different names, for the record the anglicised version of Aoibhinn is Eavan.

  2. Continuity Jay-Z

    It is a sad indictment on modern politics when even the spin and PR Bs has to drip down to family members. Aoife Kenny’s stance on the Irish language in contrary to Fine Gael policy is as contrived a bit of chicanery as you’ll ever see. The ‘oh just because Daddy is Taoiseach doesn’t mean I agree with him’ shtick is so transparent.

    Fat chance she’d express varience of opinion on paying unsecured bondholders or such like. Irish politics is a pure and utter cod.

        1. Continuity Jay-Z

          Bingo. And toeing whatever line is to be toed. Phfft! Politics in Ireland is a pure unadulterated racket. This is the vehicle to pad out the CV. portray her as this indepenent tthinker and then once she is done with the wooly heads in UCD she’ll jump on board the Fine Gael machine.

  3. Eithne

    Depressing sexism and bullying.
    Oh, I know, I know! It’s just that she’s well rounded, right?
    Not like she’s suffering from depression or anything that would exempt her from nastiness?

  4. paul

    No doubt she’d agree with the USI refusing to vote on the issue of the non-payment of unsecured & unguaranteed bond repayments this month as it ‘is non-relevant to students’ …

  5. James M. Chimney

    “Tiny steps, tiny steps and one day Ireland will be mine! Back to basics, Peig for everyone!”

  6. Karina Bracken

    Sins of the father, etc.

    So, to sum up, don’t do something similar to your parents or at the same time express an opinion that is different to theirs (because it’s obviously calculated)? And finally, expect to be just your looks to some, particularly if you’re a woman.

    Good to know.

  7. anrom

    Not sure if anyone cares about this, depressingly, but her Irish grammar is shocking. Another chancer for UCDSU.

  8. Mark

    Why is there a link to her personal Facebook profile? That’s so unnecessary.
    It’s a student election, would you all get a grip.

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