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# mary-robinson - Last year 2021

People under 60 likely to face ‘less liveable’ world, Mary Robinson says
# Climate
# Climate

People under 60 likely to face ‘less liveable’ world, Mary Robinson says

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 10:21 AM 27,348 Views 30 Comments

She said millions of people will be forced to leave their homes because of climate change.

Mary Robinson says some world leaders failing to hit 'crisis mode' over climate change
# Cop26
# Cop26

Mary Robinson says some world leaders failing to hit 'crisis mode' over climate change

Nov 10th 2021, 10:28 PM 15,232 Views 29 Comments

The former president took aim at Australia, Saudi Arabia and others in an emotional interview today.

UN should seek release of Dubai princess and her sister, says Mary Robinson
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

UN should seek release of Dubai princess and her sister, says Mary Robinson

Mar 12th 2021, 1:20 PM 18,792 Views 22 Comments

Princess Latifa has called for police to reinvestigate the disappearance of her sister in 2000.

Mary Robinson says she made 'mistake' and was 'naive' in case of Dubai princess
# Sheikha Latifa
# Sheikha Latifa

Mary Robinson says she made 'mistake' and was 'naive' in case of Dubai princess

Feb 26th 2021, 9:23 PM 62,056 Views 73 Comments

Dubai Princess Latifa Al Maktoum has claimed she is being held hostage in a ‘jail villa’, and fears for her safety.

Sofa Watch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case
# Nights In
# Nights In

Sofa Watch: Mary Robinson speaks to Tubridy about being 'horribly tricked' in Dubai princess case

Feb 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 31,748 Views 24 Comments

All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess
# Princess Latifa
# Princess Latifa

Taoiseach says government will 'engage' with Mary Robinson over case of Dubai princess

Feb 20th 2021, 2:32 PM 42,206 Views 27 Comments

Mary Robinson says she was ‘horribly tricked’ by Dubai princess’ family.

Mary Robinson says she was 'horribly tricked' by Dubai princess' family
# Latifa Al Maktoum
# Latifa Al Maktoum

Mary Robinson says she was 'horribly tricked' by Dubai princess' family

Feb 16th 2021, 2:19 PM 97,181 Views 54 Comments

Dubai Princess Latifa Al Maktoum said that she is being held hostage in a ‘jail villa’, and fears for her safety.

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Mary Robinson to lead investigation into head of African Development Bank
# Akinwumi Adesina
# Akinwumi Adesina

Mary Robinson to lead investigation into head of African Development Bank

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:49 AM 16,601 Views 22 Comments

Akinwumi Adesina is accused by whistleblowers of corruption.

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

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

Oct 15th 2019, 6:00 AM 4,849 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2019, 4:37 PM 19,054 Views 76 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 6th 2019, 1:06 PM 20,356 Views 46 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 10:30 PM 98,118 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 28th 2019, 9:30 AM 35,234 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 28th 2019, 8:50 AM 10,105 Views 61 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 5th 2019, 1:32 PM 32,348 Views 56 Comments

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

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

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

Updated Dec 28th 2018, 10:44 AM 90,262 Views 89 Comments

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”.

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

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

Dec 24th 2018, 1:40 PM 114,953 Views 50 Comments

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

Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders

Nov 1st 2018, 10:42 PM 33,006 Views 58 Comments

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

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat
# All I Want Is UN
# All I Want Is UN

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

Jul 3rd 2018, 7:40 AM 25,864 Views 107 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 7:48 PM 52,521 Views 45 Comments

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

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

Former President Mary Robinson is dishing out the same life advice as Meghan Markle

Jun 14th 2018, 2:30 PM 4,323 Views 2 Comments

Listen up ladies, Mary is speaking!

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

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

Jan 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 36,428 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 24th 2017, 3:00 PM 30,642 Views 83 Comments

The former Irish president has attacked the current US President.

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

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

May 10th 2017, 7:37 AM 10,686 Views 38 Comments

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

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

15 truly iconic Irish fashion moments

May 6th 2017, 7:00 PM 9,128 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 10th 2017, 12:09 PM 57,646 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 1st 2017, 10:13 AM 47,153 Views 278 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 28th 2016, 10:03 PM 21,360 Views 35 Comments

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

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library
# Public Money
# Public Money

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library

Nov 4th 2016, 1:28 PM 13,394 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 28th 2016, 8:11 AM 29,034 Views 92 Comments

Questions have been raised about costs to the State.

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

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

Jul 8th 2016, 8:02 PM 17,375 Views 71 Comments

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

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

7 ways Mary Robinson WAS nineties Ireland

Nov 8th 2015, 11:29 AM 7,089 Views 3 Comments

There really was something about Mary.

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope
# The Pope Is Alright
# The Pope Is Alright

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope

Jun 18th 2015, 7:00 PM 21,518 Views 110 Comments

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

Bob Geldof made Mary Robinson laugh in Dublin last night
# Banter
# Banter

Bob Geldof made Mary Robinson laugh in Dublin last night

Oct 16th 2014, 8:12 AM 11,491 Views 22 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 18th 2014, 9:30 PM 17,999 Views 80 Comments

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

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

We have solved the mystery of Mary Robinson on Tinder... and it's delightful

Aug 6th 2014, 2:35 PM 44,414 Views 10 Comments

Here’s to you…

Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy
# New Job
# New Job

Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy

Jul 14th 2014, 8:15 PM 11,390 Views 149 Comments

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

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Dec 10th 2013, 11:13 PM 12,630 Views 4 Comments

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

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

7 ways Mary Robinson shaped Irish culture in the 90s

Nov 8th 2013, 1:09 PM 19,273 Views 53 Comments

There really WAS something about Mary.

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades
# Safe House
# Safe House

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades

Oct 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,418 Views 9 Comments

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

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