In conversation with Professor Aoife O’Donoghue

In this episode, join Áine McKenna in an insightful interview with Professor Aoife O’Donoghue on her remarkable career in the field of law. Aoife delves into her unconventional path into law and, eventually, her esteemed role as a Professor.

The interview unfolds with a sweeping overview of Aoife’s diverse research interests, specifically Brexit and its implications on Northern Ireland, feminist international law and the tyranny. Aoife reflects upon her involvement in significant projects: co-authoring ‘Bordering Two Unions: Northern Ireland and Brexit’(, the ‘Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project’ (–irish-feminist-judgments-9781509908936/), her role as the feminist judge on the case of McGimpsey v Ireland [1990] IR 110, and as co-director of the Northern/Ireland Feminist Constitutions Project (

The episode concludes with Aoife sharing her plans for future research and projects, providing an insight into her ongoing contributions to the discipline.

Áine McKenna (Host/interviewer)
Professor Aoife O’Donoghue (Interviewee)
Sadie Sturgeon (researcher/editor)
Rebecca McKimm (researcher/editor)