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# mary-robinson - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Climate change could lead to a rise in the already 'alarming' levels of world hunger

The number of people who are undernourished worldwide has risen to 822 million in 2018.

# mary-robinson - Friday 11 October, 2019

'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg

Robinson was referring to Thunberg’s address at the Climate Action Summit in New York.

# mary-robinson - Friday 6 September, 2019

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest

The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.

# mary-robinson - Friday 2 August, 2019

Mary Robinson's Ballina home bought by Mayo County Council after years of controversy

The house has been at the centre of controversy over the cost of the project.

# mary-robinson - Sunday 28 July, 2019

'They can't believe how we lived' - How electricity cut down the drudgery of life in rural Ireland

‘It was like having a maid around your house.’

# mary-robinson - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Robinson calls for climate change action, says current system is 'underpinned by rampant capitalism'

The former president said Ireland needs to introduce a carbon tax, but must do so in the right way.

# mary-robinson - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Princess who flew Mary Robinson to Dubai says the Latifa saga is 'a private family matter' Runaway Princess This post contains videos

Princess who flew Mary Robinson to Dubai says the Latifa saga is 'a private family matter'

Princess Haya says she wanted counself from the former Irish president.

# mary-robinson - Friday 28 December, 2018

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'

Mary Robinson has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess who has stated she is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”.

# mary-robinson - Monday 24 December, 2018

'Missing' Dubai princess not seen since March reappears in photos with Mary Robinson

She failed in her attempt to flee the UAE in March.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders

Robinson is following in the footsteps of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Kofi Annan.

# mary-robinson - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 14 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Former President Mary Robinson is dishing out the same life advice as Meghan Markle LEAN IN

# mary-robinson - Saturday 6 January, 2018

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

# mary-robinson - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Mary Robinson at the UN: Trump's threat to 'obliterate North Korean people' provoked 'gasps'

The former Irish president has attacked the current US President.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson

President Donald Trump yesterday delayed a decision to honour or walk away from the climate deal.

# mary-robinson - Saturday 6 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge 15 truly iconic Irish fashion moments Never Go Out Of Style

15 truly iconic Irish fashion moments

Pretty sure when Yves Saint Laurent said “Fashion fades. Style is eternal.” he was talking about this lot.

# mary-robinson - Friday 10 February, 2017

Mary Robinson says she was "bullied" into stepping down as President early

Robinson said it was her “hardest decision” not to go for a second term as President.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson

The former Irish president was scathing in her criticism this morning of the American commander-in-chief.

# mary-robinson - Monday 28 November, 2016

Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library Ballina This post contains videos

Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library

Instead, they’ll be housed in NUI Galway to save money.

# mary-robinson - Friday 4 November, 2016

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library

The library is due to be built in Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina.

# mary-robinson - Friday 28 October, 2016

Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library Pricey Papers This post contains videos

Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library

Questions have been raised about costs to the State.

# mary-robinson - Friday 8 July, 2016

Mary Robinson has been digging holes in Ethiopia - and has an important message for Europe

The former Irish president thinks we can learn a lot from the east African nation when it comes to looking after refugees.

# mary-robinson - Sunday 8 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 7 ways Mary Robinson WAS nineties Ireland Oh Mary

7 ways Mary Robinson WAS nineties Ireland

There really was something about Mary.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope

The pope says earth is beginning to look more like an “immense pile of filth”.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Bob Geldof made Mary Robinson laugh in Dublin last night

They were attending the opening of the One Young World summit.

# mary-robinson - Monday 18 August, 2014

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983 Flashback This post contains videos

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983

The controversial 8th Amendment has just been passed and two heavyweights from the pro-choice and pro-life sides go head-to-head.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge We have solved the mystery of Mary Robinson on Tinder... and it's delightful Mrs Robinson

# mary-robinson - Monday 14 July, 2014

Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy

She previously held the role of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

# mary-robinson - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about the memorial service for ‘Madiba’, new Church abuse reports and budget overruns at the HSE…

# mary-robinson - Friday 8 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge 7 ways Mary Robinson shaped Irish culture in the 90s Come Dance With Me

7 ways Mary Robinson shaped Irish culture in the 90s

There really WAS something about Mary.

# mary-robinson - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades

It’s existence now secure after Friday’s referendum, takes a look back at some interesting moments from the history of the upper chamber…

# mary-robinson - 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. explains what it’s all about…

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality

We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.

# mary-robinson - Monday 15 April, 2013

Ireland to give €21 million to World Food Programme

The deal was signed during the opening day of a major international conference focussing on climate change, hunger and poor nutrition.

Tackling climate change and hunger on agenda at major conference

Former US Vice-President Al Gore is amongst those who will attend the event, which is being held by the Government and the Mary Robinson Foundation.

# mary-robinson - Monday 18 March, 2013

Mary Robinson appointed UN Special Envoy for African Great Lakes region

The announcement was welcomed by NGOs working in the region as well as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

# mary-robinson - Sunday 17 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 Irish things to be properly proud of this Paddy's Day Bród This post contains videos

12 Irish things to be properly proud of this Paddy's Day

From James Joyce to the White House.

# mary-robinson - Friday 1 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge Remember When This Happened Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Remember When This Happened Pic of the Day

Dustin the Turkey told Mary Robinson that she had smelly feet!

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