Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of the United Nations’ Sun Movement,  which  aims at reducing the number of people across the world affected by malnutrition. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Former Concern Worldwide chief executive Tom Arnold will next week take up an interim role as coordinator of a United Nations initiative aimed at r(...)

Work, rest or play? There’s a lot to get your head around in the first few months of college, not all of it academic: NCAD students Aoife Irwin Moore and Eimear Walshe at a preview of the 2014 NCAD Graduate Show. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Starting college is a momentous change, marking the first real years of adult life and independence. It is a daunting and exciting time in which, i(...)

Kate Robertson: held court at the Marker hotel in Dublin

The organisers of the One Young World social entrepreneurship summit, which takes place in the Convention Centre Dublin in October, still have about 8(...)

Despite inheriting a stately home and 800 acres of land, Jeremy Ulick Browne Altamont, the 11th Marquess of Sligo and 13th Earl of Altamont, who has d(...)

Mrs Robinson’s new role

Nobody could accuse UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of having a shortage of ambassadors to promote the urgency of tackling global warming, following (...)

Kate Robertson: chairman of French advertising giant Havas

Preparations have kicked off in earnest for the Ireland’s turn to stage the One Young World global conference for young social entrepreneurs, which(...)

Like our two glorious former presidents, Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has all the trappings of power and choice and autonomy, yet she has none of them. No woman is immune from our State’s desire to tell her what to do with her body, even when she is the head of that State. There is no escape from our obsession with ovaries, no matter whose ovaries they are. 
Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

There’s something about Mary. And Bridget. And Ciara. And Katie. And Ngozi. There’s something about these women. There’s something about all women in (...)

Mary Robinson: Her latest UN mandate will run until the crucial Paris climate summit in December next year, at which a comprehensive agreement on how to tackle global warming is expected to be reached. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Former president Mary Robinson is to become UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy for climate change, it was announced yesterday.She is to (...)

International campaigns which suggest that purchase of cell phones contributes to child exploitation and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are “false and misleading”, a leading Amnesty International expert has said.

International campaigns which suggest that purchase of cell phones contributes to child exploitation and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of(...)

Women caught in conflicts are too often seen only as victims when they are also positive agents for change, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Mary Robinson has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Women caught in conflicts are too often seen only as victims when they are also positive agents for change, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Regio(...)