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#Mary McAleese

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality

Jun 30th 2020, 6:00 AM 52,682 Views 140 Comments

The former Irish president warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland younger LGBT community.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Mary McAleese wins prestigious Catholic theology prize
# Alfons Auer Ethics Award
# Alfons Auer Ethics Award

Mary McAleese wins prestigious Catholic theology prize

Aug 22nd 2019, 11:15 PM 25,417 Views 78 Comments

She will collect the prize at a ceremony at the University of Tübingen in Germany in October.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times
# Right To Know
# Right To Know

Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times

Jul 31st 2019, 12:05 AM 34,252 Views 92 Comments

Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese
# Right To Know
# Right To Know

Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese

Jun 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 21,119 Views 39 Comments

The ruling was made by the Commissioner for Environmental Information last week.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 2 November, 2018

Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights

Nov 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 29,980 Views 84 Comments

An email released under the Freedom of Information Act shows how Zappone had ‘very serious’ concerns ahead of the visit.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 23 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:47 PM 70,415 Views 225 Comments

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
# LGBTI
# LGBTI

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

Aug 20th 2018, 7:54 PM 61,820 Views 196 Comments

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
# Heritage Hotspots
# Heritage Hotspots

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

Aug 14th 2018, 10:30 AM 15,268 Views 10 Comments

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
# A Changing Ireland
# A Changing Ireland

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

Aug 8th 2018, 5:53 PM 32,431 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Washington DC
# Washington DC

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

Mar 14th 2018, 7:45 AM 26,359 Views 123 Comments

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
# Malachy Finnegan
# Malachy Finnegan

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

Mar 13th 2018, 10:31 AM 19,957 Views 119 Comments

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
# Mary McAleese

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

Mar 12th 2018, 10:30 PM 24,315 Views 167 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 12th 2018, 11:15 AM 76,287 Views 142 Comments

“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'
# Empire Of Misogyny
# Empire Of Misogyny

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

Mar 9th 2018, 9:12 AM 51,180 Views 132 Comments

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'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

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

Mar 8th 2018, 2:31 PM 33,909 Views 116 Comments

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
# Misogyny

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

Mar 8th 2018, 9:35 AM 44,906 Views 195 Comments

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'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 10:45 PM 88,602 Views 336 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Sep 13th 2017, 2:02 PM 13,348 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 21st 2016, 8:59 PM 21,803 Views 28 Comments

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"
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

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

Jun 18th 2015, 11:10 AM 36,577 Views 102 Comments

The former president says she herself was a J1 student.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 23 May, 2015

13 heroes of the Yes campaign
# How The Ref Was Won
# How The Ref Was Won

13 heroes of the Yes campaign

May 23rd 2015, 9:30 PM 64,392 Views 168 Comments

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
# Bruce Arnold

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

May 20th 2015, 2:12 PM 19,885 Views 195 Comments

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'
# Support
# Support

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

May 19th 2015, 9:45 AM 28,226 Views 140 Comments

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
# The Marriage Ref
# The Marriage Ref

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

Apr 13th 2015, 5:19 PM 27,890 Views 414 Comments

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

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

16 reasons why Andy Lee is a champ in every sense

Apr 11th 2015, 9:30 AM 8,049 Views 17 Comments

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

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Mary McAleese: 'Pope Francis carries a residual element of misogyny'
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Mary McAleese: 'Pope Francis carries a residual element of misogyny'

Mar 15th 2015, 7:30 AM 23,167 Views 73 Comments

She likes him though.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable
# Smacking
# Smacking

Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable

Feb 7th 2015, 10:09 AM 12,872 Views 123 Comments

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
# In The Door
# In The Door

Mary McAleese has got a new job

Dec 15th 2014, 6:35 AM 16,323 Views 15 Comments

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
# LGBT
# LGBT

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

Aug 29th 2014, 1:31 PM 24,894 Views 79 Comments

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
# Holi-dáil
# Holi-dáil

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

Aug 20th 2014, 3:25 PM 40,310 Views 70 Comments

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

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition
# TBT
# TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

May 22nd 2014, 1:05 PM 7,752 Views 8 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Jan 8th 2014, 11:06 PM 18,731 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Church
# Church

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

Jan 8th 2014, 9:27 AM 16,009 Views 275 Comments

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
# RIP

Pictures: Funeral Mass for Fr Alec Reid held in Belfast

Nov 27th 2013, 6:14 PM 7,545 Views 11 Comments

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
# Brian Cowen
# Brian Cowen

Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:45 AM 10,319 Views 43 Comments

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
# Abortion Bill

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

Jul 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 12,420 Views 89 Comments

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?
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Jul 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 9,476 Views 46 Comments

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
# Higher Education
# Higher Education

EU groups calls for compulsory training for university professors

Jun 18th 2013, 1:04 PM 5,410 Views 7 Comments

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
# Mary Mcaleese Bridge
# Mary Mcaleese Bridge

McAleese honoured with bridge in her name

Jun 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,827 Views 36 Comments

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

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 10 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 36,046 Views 72 Comments

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

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