Wednesday 28 September 2016

RTE's Sinead Kennedy: ‘The baby question drives me demented- nobody ever dreamed of asking Marty Whelan that’

Published 21/08/2016 | 12:57

Sinead Kennedy and husband Conor Kirwan. Picture: Instagram
Sinead Kennedy and husband Conor Kirwan. Picture: Instagram
Sinead Kennedy, Conor Kirwan

Winning Streak star Sinead Kennedy has revealed that she gets frustrated by the pressure placed on her to have children since she married her husband Conor Kirwan.

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The RTE presenter said the constant questions about when she is going to start a family drive her “demented” and said the same pressure is not placed on men.

Sinead Kennedy and her husband Conor Kirwan
Sinead Kennedy and her husband Conor Kirwan

“The baby question is something that Irish people just naturally ask you,” Sinead told The Irish Daily Mail’s TV Week.

“I have a job that I love- why is there all this pressure to suddenly be making babies? Because there are other things I’d like to do.”

The presenter said that the media does not place the same focus on her male colleagues to divulge details of their personal lives.

“Nobody would ever dream of asking Marty about [babies]. Nobody asks the men anything like that. I’ve done interviews with Marty where people are asking me about my love life and he is just there talking about Winning Streak. Look it is something I would hope for in the future but it is something I’m not looking for right now,” she said.

Sinead Kennedy, Conor Kirwan
Sinead Kennedy, Conor Kirwan

Sinead married her husband Conor in a ceremony in Sneem in Kerry in 2014, but the pair have only recently moved in together in Dublin after years of having a long distance relationship.

Conor is a naval officer who was previously based in Cork.

"He moved in with me after years of being apart.

"Our relationship was something that we did at the weekend and we didn't get to spend too much time together. But now we see each other all the time," she said.

Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy
Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy

"We feel even closer and we are more of a team. I know this sounds like a cliché, but we are stronger than ever."

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