Mary McAleese

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Sexual violence campaigner Mary Crilly is to be honoured next month with the Freedom of Cork in recognition of her work helping the survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Photograph: Larry Cummins

Long-time campaigner against sexual violence, Mary Crilly says she is “humbled” and “stunned” by the decision to award her the Freedom of Cork next mo(...)

Marlon Jimenez-Compton near his home in Castleknock. Photograph: Alan Betson

As a gay man living in poverty in Venezuela in the early 2000s, Marlon Jimenez-Compton’s life was “very deprived”. Often, he wasn’t sure when his next(...)

Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Photograph: Horacio Villalobos/Corbis via Getty

Greece’s president, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, elected in 2020, is gradually changing the role and perception of the presidency, which up to now has be(...)

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has been named as a potential accessory in an abuse file. Photograph:  Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has been named by Munich investigators as a potential accessory to child abuse in a file made available to state prosecutor(...)

The following is a taste of some open days to look out for in Ireland’s universities: Technological University Dublin/TU Dublin When is open da(...)

 President Michael D Higgins in the grounds of Áras an Uachtaráin. There is no doubt that Higgins’s presidency is and has been consequential, substantial and  significant. Photograph: Tony Maxwell

In a way, he seems ageless. The familiar voice with its characteristic intonations, the careful and deliberate bearing, the thousand-watt smile, the g(...)

Mary McAleese: in a letter to The Irish Times, the former president, Prof David Ford and poet Micheal O’Siadhail praised the courage of the women who came forward. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese and two leading intellectuals have expressed utter dismay and disappointment at the revelations that the founder of L’A(...)

Ted Kennedy at the Hist, 1970

During a meeting of Trinity’s College Historical Society on Wednesday March 1st, 1961, the British peer, Lord Windlesham, admitted that apartheid was (...)

Mary McAleese. Photograph:  James Forde

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese is a voice the Catholic Church “cannot do without”, a ceremony presenting her with a prestigious award in Ge(...)

Jim O’Hara, chair of the Irish Cutural Centre in Hammersmith for 13 years. ‘During the 1970s and 80s it was a difficult time for the Irish community here in Britain. One felt self-conscious reading an Irish newspaper.’ Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

Walking around the bright and airy Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith, Jim O’Hara still holds the strong strains of the accent he brought with him i(...)

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