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Jarlath KearneyMr Jarlath Kearney

PhD Candidate

Transitional Justice Institute

Room MF017D

University of Ulster

Magee campus

BT48 7JL

Email: Kearney-J2@email.ulster.ac.uk



Jarlath Kearney joined TJI in 2011.  His PhD research is investigating the role of Northern Ireland’s Senior Civil Service (SCS) in relation to the peace process. It considers, in particular, the failure to require the fundamental institutional transformation of the SCS as part of the transition.  Jarlath holds a LL.M in Human Rights Law (2006) from TJI and a MA in Journalism Studies (2002) from the University of Ulster.  Between June 2007 and January 2011, Jarlath served as Policy Advisor to Sinn Féin’s Ministerial team in the power-sharing Assembly.   He previously worked as Chief Political Correspondent for the Irish national daily newspaper, Daily Ireland, and as a news reporter for the Belfast bi-weekly, Andersonstown News.  He has written and commented extensively on political, security, human rights and equality issues in Ireland.  Jarlath started his career as an award-winning photojournalist, and his images have been published and exhibited throughout Europe and the United States, including at the International Center of Photography, New York.  In 1995, following the award of the Robert Welch Research Fellowship, his year-long photo-documentary of Lough Neagh’s historic eel-fishing community was published as the book ‘Silver from Sargasso’.  Jarlath has been engaged in voluntary human rights and community activism throughout his adult life, contributing to a range of NGOs.  He writes as an occasional op-ed columnist for the Irish News. 


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