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# mary-mcaleese - Friday 1 February, 2013

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week

Feb 1st 2013, 4:34 PM 14,895 Views 50 Comments

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
# Social Change
# Social Change

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

Nov 29th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,938 Views 66 Comments

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
# Gay Marriage
# Gay Marriage

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed

Oct 9th 2012, 1:45 PM 6,633 Views 59 Comments

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'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

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

Oct 9th 2012, 6:30 AM 12,254 Views 44 Comments

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
# Magdalene Laundries
# Magdalene Laundries

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,077 Views 8 Comments

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.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 27 January, 2012

The Magnificent Seven: Handshake controversies
# Put It There
From The42
# Put It There

The Magnificent Seven: Handshake controversies

Jan 27th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,413 Views 1 Comment

And the award for Fair Play in Sport goes to… none of this lot.

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 1 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day

Jan 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 11,442 Views 5 Comments

The first day of 2012: peace prize for the McAleeses, the Phoenix Park has a big birthday, testing times in Iran, Titanic memories and a sneak peek at what will be hot in 2012…

Former President and husband win Tipperary International Peace Award
# Peace Prize
# Peace Prize

Former President and husband win Tipperary International Peace Award

Jan 1st 2012, 4:00 PM 3,467 Views 7 Comments

Mary and Martin McAleese were named as the recipients of the award for their work in promoting peace and reconciliation in Ireland and abroad.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 31 December, 2011

2011: The Year in Numbers
# Review 2011
# Review 2011

2011: The Year in Numbers

Dec 31st 2011, 9:15 AM 2,071 Views 4 Comments

From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 28 November, 2011

Taoiseach's mother Eithne Kenny laid to rest in Mayo
# RIP
# RIP

Taoiseach's mother Eithne Kenny laid to rest in Mayo

Nov 28th 2011, 6:56 PM 3,308 Views 1 Comment

Mrs Kenny passed away last Saturday, aged 93.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 18 November, 2011

The 5 at 5: Friday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Nov 18th 2011, 4:49 PM 3,867 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 11 November, 2011

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins
# Inauguration
# Inauguration

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 4,702 Views 21 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration
# President Higgins
# President Higgins

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

Nov 11th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,284 Views 14 Comments

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

Higgins to be inaugurated as Ireland's ninth president today
# Inauguration Day
# Inauguration Day

Higgins to be inaugurated as Ireland's ninth president today

Nov 11th 2011, 7:11 AM 626 Views 8 Comments

A ceremony will take place at Dublin Castle later today.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?

Nov 10th 2011, 8:30 PM 539 Views 174 Comments

On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.

In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese
# Bye Bye
# Bye Bye

In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese

Nov 10th 2011, 7:00 PM 4,664 Views 12 Comments

As it is the last day of President Mary McAleese’s time in office, we have taken a look back at the highlights of her two-term presidency.

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?
# Aras11
# Aras11

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?

Nov 10th 2011, 1:50 PM 3,911 Views 60 Comments

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

In pictures: The sporting presidency of Mary McAleese
# Reeling In The Years
From The42
# Reeling In The Years

In pictures: The sporting presidency of Mary McAleese

Nov 10th 2011, 12:27 PM 1,275 Views 9 Comments

As President Mary McAleese enjoys her final day in office, we look back at some of the sporting highlights of her 14 years in the Áras.

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nov 10th 2011, 8:29 AM 2,634 Views 7 Comments

Nine things to know this morning…

Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency

Nov 10th 2011, 7:23 AM 1,040 Views 8 Comments

After 14 years in office, it’s the final full day in office for the president.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 4 November, 2011

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?
# Bertie N Brian
# Bertie N Brian

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?

Nov 4th 2011, 5:44 PM 2,174 Views 56 Comments

The boys/former taoisigh are back in town for a ‘thank you’ reception by President McAleese for her Council of State.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 28 October, 2011

11 things you might not know about our former presidents
# Presidential Facts
# Presidential Facts

11 things you might not know about our former presidents

Oct 28th 2011, 7:15 AM 7,897 Views 20 Comments

Did you know that Douglas Hyde was fluent in Hebrew? Here’s 11 other things you may not have known about the past residents of Áras an Uachtaráin.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 27 October, 2011

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

Oct 27th 2011, 2:04 PM 1,902 Views 17 Comments

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much
# Opinion Polls
# Opinion Polls

Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much

Oct 22nd 2011, 6:29 PM 2,706 Views 42 Comments

Candidates hoping to turn their fortunes from the latest Red C poll can’t count on much historical precedent so close to polling.

# mary-mcaleese - Saturday 15 October, 2011

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip
# Lebanon
# Lebanon

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

Oct 15th 2011, 9:36 AM 565 Views 7 Comments

The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Oct 15th 2011, 8:59 AM 2,043 Views 11 Comments

Nine things to know this morning, including the latest on the Áras candidates, Mary McAleese’s final official overseas trip, and can your phone tell you the meaning of life?

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

In pictures: what the Áras candidates have been getting up to
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

In pictures: what the Áras candidates have been getting up to

Oct 4th 2011, 6:09 PM 815 Views 9 Comments

The candidates have been travelling across the country delivering their message.

Cystic Fibrosis ward to open at Crumlin hospital today
# Cystic Fibrosis
# Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis ward to open at Crumlin hospital today

Oct 4th 2011, 10:06 AM 867 Views 5 Comments

President Mary McAleese will be at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital today to open a state-of-the-art, four-bed ward for patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

# mary-mcaleese - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past

Oct 2nd 2011, 10:00 AM 2,051 Views 2 Comments

It’s the most crowded presidential election ever – but how do this year’s candidates compare to previous years in terms of age?

# mary-mcaleese - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum
# Global Irish
# Global Irish

Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 PM 864 Views 9 Comments

Former US president Bill Clinton, economist David McWilliams and actor Gabriel Byrne are among those attending the event next month.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Column: Don’t look for a messiah in our next President
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Don’t look for a messiah in our next President

Sep 7th 2011, 7:43 AM 17 Views 31 Comments

The race for the Áras may be dramatic – but real change will only come from somewhere else, writes Colm O’Gorman.

# mary-mcaleese - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Snapshot: Ireland's World Cup squad head to Áras an Uachtaráin
# RWC2011
From The42
# RWC2011

Snapshot: Ireland's World Cup squad head to Áras an Uachtaráin

Aug 24th 2011, 11:45 AM 1,699 Views 0 Comments

Look at what Jamie Heaslip bought as a present for his team-mates.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 17 June, 2011

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council
# Van Rompuy
# Van Rompuy

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council

Jun 17th 2011, 7:09 AM 213 Views 2 Comments

Discussions are expected to focus on the agenda for next week’s June European Council summit.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 27 May, 2011

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?

May 27th 2011, 8:51 AM 16,494 Views 55 Comments

Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Special Olympics chief Mary Davis announces presidential bid
# Race For The Áras
# Race For The Áras

Special Olympics chief Mary Davis announces presidential bid

May 26th 2011, 2:10 PM 798 Views 0 Comments

The managing director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia says she will seek the nomination of four councils to run in October.

# mary-mcaleese - Monday 23 May, 2011

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
# Obama
# Obama

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

May 23rd 2011, 4:01 PM 8,868 Views 7 Comments

The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.

Obama says the "sun's coming out" as he meets with President McAleese at the Áras
# Obama
# Obama

Obama says the "sun's coming out" as he meets with President McAleese at the Áras

May 23rd 2011, 11:04 AM 1,722 Views 0 Comments

Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle have now departed Áras an Uachtaráin after meeting with president Mary McAleese and her husband this morning.

# mary-mcaleese - Friday 20 May, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen
# Humour
From The Daily Edge
# Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen

May 20th 2011, 5:46 PM 25 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland records the royal goings-on at the State dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle. “I eventually manage to distract Enda Kenny with the bread basket…”

"We were a bit worried about the curtsy" - Olivia O' Leary's ode to the Queen
# Royal Visit
# Royal Visit

"We were a bit worried about the curtsy" - Olivia O' Leary's ode to the Queen

May 20th 2011, 12:12 PM 4,324 Views 0 Comments

The broadcaster and journalist gave a speech fit for a Queen at the Convention Centre in Dublin last night. There was applause for the memory of the late Garret FitzGerald and a standing ovation for her majesty.

# mary-mcaleese - Thursday 19 May, 2011

Take 5: Thursday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

May 19th 2011, 4:50 PM 2,832 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.