Bernard is a retired Professional Boxer. He is a former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion and also a former European Super Bantamweight Champion. Since announcing his retirement in 2010, Bernard has been a regular face on our TV screens as a popular panelist on RTÉ Sport covering everything from Boxing, Soccer and GAA to Current Affairs. Bernard has recently been appointed as the High Performance Director for Irish Boxing with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association.
More recently developed and presented ‘Bernard Dunne's Mythical Heroes’ on RTÉ. Bernard took on the role of the storyteller by delivering the stories of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, Tir na nOg, the Children of Lir, the Tuatha de Danann, Balor, the Formorians, Chu Culainn that have been passed on from generation to generation.
Bernard has become an advocate for the Irish language and set up Bród Club in 2012 which was an ambitious nationwide campaign which aimed to inspire 100,000 people to re-engage with the Irish language. In 2013, Bernard joined the Dublin Senior Football Team as the Sports Performance and Lifestyle coach. And since joining the backroom team, the Dublin Senior Football Team has won 4 league titles, 4 Leinster titles and 3 all Ireland's. They also recently broke the longest ever unbeaten record in GAA history held by Kerry for over eighty years by going 35 games.