Kennedy appointed professor at UL


Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy has been appointed as adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Limerick, along with Sunday Times columnist Justine McCarthy.

The two women will work with journalism students on investigative journalism projects and newspaper production and will give master classes in journalism.

They will also give occasional lectures and one-to-one guidance to students on editorial matters and career development.

And they will sit on the university’s editorial advisory board, and will advise on curriculum development. The three-year appointments will begin in September.

Ms Kennedy retired as editor of The Irish Times in June last year after a 40-year career in journalism. She holds five honorary doctorates from Irish universities and was conferred with an honorary doctorate by the University of Limerick earlier this year.

Ms McCarthy is a columnist and investigative journalist with the Sunday Times. She is the author of books including Mary McAleese: The Outsider, and Deep Deception: Scandals in Irish Swimming.