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# mary-robinson - Friday 1 February, 2013

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

Remember When This Happened Pic of the Day

Feb 1st 2013, 3:07 PM 16,436 Views 17 Comments

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

# mary-robinson - Friday 30 November, 2012

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: Black humour, Scud-Burgers, bitter coffee - life in the Lebanon

Nov 30th 2012, 8:30 PM 435 Views 16 Comments

In his new book, Tom Clonan details the ups and downs of his tour of peacekeeping duty in Lebanon in the 1990s and how ‘Mary Robinson wears no knickers’ becomes a common greeting…

# mary-robinson - Sunday 19 August, 2012

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik
# Famous Words
# Famous Words

My favourite speech: Senator and academic Ivana Bacik

Aug 19th 2012, 5:00 PM 6,574 Views 62 Comments

Continuing our summer series on TheJournal.ie of public figures’ favourite speeches, Ivana Bacik picks a speech by Ireland’s first female president, Mary Robinson.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Major European science forum gets under way in Dublin today
# Science
# Science

Major European science forum gets under way in Dublin today

Jul 11th 2012, 6:15 AM 2,209 Views 3 Comments

The Euroscience Open Forum runs from today until Sunday at the Convention Centre. It will hear from the likes of Mary Robinson and the director general of the CERN laboratory.

# mary-robinson - Friday 15 June, 2012

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured
# Honoured
# Honoured

Ireland's '25 most powerful Irish women' honoured

Jun 15th 2012, 6:45 AM 9,369 Views 78 Comments

Former President Mary Robinson and novelist Edna O’Brien were among the 25 women celebrated last night.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 31 May, 2012

GALLERY: Thousands of pics taken across the world in one day
# One Day
# One Day

GALLERY: Thousands of pics taken across the world in one day

May 31st 2012, 6:00 PM 8,512 Views 7 Comments

100,000 photos have been submitted from 170 countries as part of one of the biggest projects of its kind. Here’s part one of our selection….

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Mary Robinson, Tom Arnold appointed to high-level UN child hunger group
# UN
# UN

Mary Robinson, Tom Arnold appointed to high-level UN child hunger group

Apr 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,539 Views 7 Comments

The UN Secretary General has invited Mary Robinson and Concern’s Tom Arnold to a high-level international working group aimed at tackling child hunger in the world’s poorest countries.

# mary-robinson - Monday 27 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Feb 27th 2012, 8:08 PM 4,941 Views 1 Comment

All the day’s main news as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed in one handy round-up…

Mary Robinson tells UN: push for war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka
# Civil War
# Civil War

Mary Robinson tells UN: push for war crimes investigation in Sri Lanka

Feb 27th 2012, 11:34 AM 919 Views 4 Comments

The former president said today that possible crimes against humanity cannot simply be ignored.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines
# Cancer
# Cancer

Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines

Dec 21st 2011, 12:21 PM 1,694 Views 23 Comments

Writing a blog for the British Medical Journal, the former President has called on pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices they charge for the HPV vaccine.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Mary Robinson addresses the Seanad on its role in her career
# Seanad Éireann
# Seanad Éireann

Mary Robinson addresses the Seanad on its role in her career

Nov 24th 2011, 11:46 AM 952 Views 0 Comments

Watch live from the Seanad as former President Mary Robinson speaks about its role in her career as a human rights activist.

# mary-robinson - Friday 11 November, 2011

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?
# Presidential Poems
# Presidential Poems

Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?

Nov 11th 2011, 10:00 AM 1,341 Views 3 Comments

Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?

# mary-robinson - 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 7,835 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-robinson - 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-robinson - 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 2,044 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-robinson - 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-robinson - Thursday 21 July, 2011

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia
# East Africa
# East Africa

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia

Jul 21st 2011, 9:41 AM 1,322 Views 6 Comments

Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.

# mary-robinson - Monday 18 July, 2011

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa
# East Africa
# East Africa

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa

Jul 18th 2011, 8:44 AM 397 Views 6 Comments

The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.

# mary-robinson - Monday 4 July, 2011

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Emigrants give plenty back to Ireland, so why can't we vote?

Jul 4th 2011, 7:00 PM 89 Views 38 Comments

Politicians laugh off the fact that people are being forced to leave. They wouldn’t if they faced the consequences at the polls, writes Noreen Bowden.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 28 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Apr 28th 2011, 7:56 PM 2,393 Views 0 Comments

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

Mary Robinson finishes tour of North Korea
# North Korea
# North Korea

Mary Robinson finishes tour of North Korea

Apr 28th 2011, 6:52 PM 1,227 Views 15 Comments

Ireland’s former president travelled with other retired leaders to assess the North’s food shortages, help to repair relations with the South and appeal for nuclear disarmament.

# mary-robinson - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

What not to say to the Dalai Lama
# Dalai Lama
# Dalai Lama

What not to say to the Dalai Lama

Apr 13th 2011, 10:46 AM 5,113 Views 28 Comments

The spiritual leader of Tibet has begun his first visit to Ireland in 20 years – read this to avoid embarrassment if you happen to bump into him.

# mary-robinson - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Cabinet to lose ministerial Mercs and Garda drivers
# Ministerial Mercs
# Ministerial Mercs

Cabinet to lose ministerial Mercs and Garda drivers

Mar 15th 2011, 3:37 PM 3,551 Views 10 Comments

All but three members of the cabinet will have to supply their own cars in future – while former Taoisigh also lose official cars.

# mary-robinson - Thursday 17 February, 2011

Poll: Who gets your vote to renegotiate the bailout?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who gets your vote to renegotiate the bailout?

Feb 17th 2011, 10:28 AM 2,342 Views 0 Comments

Who do you think we should dispatch to Brussels to break the bad news?

# mary-robinson - Sunday 5 December, 2010

Mary Robinson: economic crisis is the collective mistake of Irish people
# Mary Robinson
# Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson: economic crisis is the collective mistake of Irish people

Dec 5th 2010, 9:58 AM 1,767 Views 1 Comment

Former president says she believes responsibility lies not just with banks and politicians, but with all Irish people, and admits she regrets leaving office before end of presidential term.

# mary-robinson - Saturday 23 October, 2010

John Hume tops poll to find ‘Ireland’s Greatest’
# Ireland's Greatest
# Ireland's Greatest

John Hume tops poll to find ‘Ireland’s Greatest’

Oct 23rd 2010, 11:20 AM 1,297 Views 0 Comments

The Nobel Laureate tops an RTÉ poll, beating opposition from Bono, Mary Robinson, Michael Collins and James Connolly.

# mary-robinson - Sunday 19 September, 2010

Bono and Robinson shouldn't be in Ireland's Greatest- McDowell
# Ireland's Greatest
# Ireland's Greatest

Bono and Robinson shouldn't be in Ireland's Greatest- McDowell

Sep 19th 2010, 10:05 AM 523 Views 1 Comment

Former Minister for Justice says poll is full of “flavour of the month” choices.