Mary Mcaleese

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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin’s official reason for running a presidential candidate is that the Irish people deserve a choice – a stance given sting by the unvoiced fact(...)

Former president Mary McAleese: “The church can become an enormous power, a surging power, a tsunami of good in the world.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former president Mary McAleese has said she likes the fact that Pope Francis is “an argumentative pope.” She liked it that he encouraged debate within(...)

President Michael D Higgins studies an installation titled Inner Labyrinths by artist Caoimhe O’Dwyer during the preview of the NCAD Graduate Show 2016 on Thomas Street, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Michael D Higgins has always been our President. I remember him being President when I was a boy and my mother remembers him as President when she was(...)

President Michael D Higgins with two former presidents, Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson, at Áras an Uachtaráin in 2013. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Among all the talk this week about who will or will not contest a presidential election and whether parties will support them, very little has been sa(...)

 Fr Tony Flannery who chaired the Association of Catholic Priests’  public regional meeting in Tuam, Co Galway, ahead of the Papal visit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pope Francis has been urged to avoid being “treated like a celebrity”, and to apologise to all those mistreated in the Magdalene laundries, mother an(...)

Former president Mary McAleese has emphasised the primacy of conscience. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Catholic Church in Ireland, in which I am pleased to serve on my local parish pastoral council, has been arrogant in relation to its members and t(...)

President Michael D Higgins: he already has the support of the Labour Party and Fianna Fáil. Fine Gael is also expected to support him

Independent Oireachtas members seeking to stand against Michael D Higgins for the presidency may decide to allow just one of their number secure a nom(...)

The crowd at the  Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Tom Honan

A record 60,000 people turned out for the LGBTI+ Dublin Pride Parade on Saturday, about double the previous year’s numbers, organisers said. The even(...)

Former president Mary McAleese at the a centenary celebration for the Columban Missionaries at Dalgan Park, Navan, Co Meath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality is “evil”, former president Mary McAleese has said. Speaking ahead of her inaugural participation in (...)

Mary McAleese at the Irish Embassy in  London. Photograph: Irish Embassy/@IrelandEmbGB

Former president Mary McAleese has described herself as heartbroken by Brexit, adding that “we’re all going to be to some extent broken by it”. Spea(...)

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