An Irishman Abroad

Dr. Ciara Kelly: Episode 205

August 19, 2017

Dr. Ciara Kelly is best known for her role as a medical consultant on the hit TV show Operation Transformation and on her own radio show Alive and Kicking. As a passionate activist for women’s rights, Ciara explains that how we treat women in Ireland falls short of what it should be and how a distrust of women is at the heart of the cause for the Repeal the 8th campaign (24:00). Ciara also discusses the polarising character of the man who gave her the break she needed early in her media career, George Hook. She describes the time she reduced him to tears live on air (19:00).

From the producers’ handling of the thousands of people who are turned away from Operation Transformation each year (39:00) to drinking being the achilles heel in Irish society (46:00), how we got sex education wrong in Ireland (6:00) and much, much more, this is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland’s most outspoken medical professionals.

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