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#Mary McAleese

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'

The TD says the former president’s frequent criticism of the Catholic Church is ‘getting silly’

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 20 August, 2018

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Roscommon

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Mary McAleese's Modern Family' and 'The John Pauls': RTÉ's papal lineup

The state broadcaster has unveiled how it’ll mark Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'

Speaking in Washington, the Taoiseach also said he didn’t think it was the State’s role to tell any religion what rules it should make.

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward

Clem Leneghan said he does not want his story to take the spotlight away from where it belongs.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 12 March, 2018

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny' Mary McAleese This post contains videos

Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'

Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.

Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'

“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 2 February, 2018

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 21 October, 2016

From The42 'It was amazing' - Clive Woodward on Martin Johnson's Irish red carpet faux-pas Looking Back This post contains videos

'It was amazing' - Clive Woodward on Martin Johnson's Irish red carpet faux-pas

The then-England captain annoyed many Irish fans by seemingly causing President Mary McAleese to walk on the grass.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Mary McAleese: "Utterly offensive" New York Times reached for "lazy tabloid stereotype"

The former president says she herself was a J1 student.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'

Bruce Arnold has spoken out against former President Mary McAleese taking a position in the same-sex marriage referendum.

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'

The former President is calling for a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum this Friday.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 13 April, 2015

Mary McAleese says the same-sex referendum is about children - gay children

It’s the former Irish president’s first public comments about the issue since the start of the same-sex referendum campaign.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 11 April, 2015

From The42 16 reasons why Andy Lee is a champ in every sense Legend

16 reasons why Andy Lee is a champ in every sense

Ahead of his fight tonight, we outline the reasons the Limerick native deserves respect.

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 15 March, 2015

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable

Pope Francis said this week that it’s okay for parents to smack their children.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 15 December, 2014

Mary McAleese has got a new job

Dr McAleese is going to be a professor in Irish studies at the largest Catholic university in the UK.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 29 August, 2014

McAleese advert rejected over the former President's views on female ordination

An ad for a speaking engagement has been rejected by Australian newspaper ‘The Catholic Weekly’ over the former President having ‘an agenda’.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Enda Kenny is wearing jeans and holidaying with a former president in Killarney

The Taoiseach is also sporting a goatee by the looks of it.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Today everyone’s been talking about a man found dead in Dublin, Jenny Lauren’s €2,000 fine and Mary McAleese on the Catholic Church and homosexuality.

McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'

Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Pictures: Funeral Mass for Fr Alec Reid held in Belfast RIP This post contains images

Pictures: Funeral Mass for Fr Alec Reid held in Belfast

Former President Mary McAleese was one of those who spoke at Fr. Reid’s funeral this afternoon.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000

Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 29 July, 2013

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State Abortion Bill This post contains images

In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State

The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors

The EU group chaired by former president Mary McAleese recommended certified and continuous training for university teaching staff.

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 9 June, 2013

McAleese honoured with bridge in her name

The former president’s work for peace was honoured with the naming of Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge.

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From The42 'Our President shouldn't have been put in that situation' - O'Callaghan on red carpet fiasco 6 Nations This post contains videos

'Our President shouldn't have been put in that situation' - O'Callaghan on red carpet fiasco

Former Ireland hooker Shane Byrne had some choice words on the English captain’s “belligerence” in 2003.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 1 February, 2013

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week

The independent Senator has written to the Seanad Cathaoirleach, who will confirm the resignation on Tuesday.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 29 November, 2012

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

The GAA beat both St Vincent de Paul and Mary McAleese to be named as the most responsible for social change in Ireland, in a survey commissioned by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed

GLEN has “strongly welcomed” the comments the former Irish President made in an interview that will be screened tonight.

Mary McAleese: 'I'd love to say I saw the bust coming... but I didn't'

In an interview to be broadcast this evening, the former President also discusses gay marriage and discusses her attitude to church governance.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

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