Mary Robinson

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Former president Mary Robinson. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former President Mary Robinson’s childhood home in Ballina, Co Mayo, has been bought by Mayo County Council after years of negotiations. Work is to b(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and Princess Haya: The case is highly sensitive for the United Arab Emirates. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A high-profile royal dispute that pits the billionaire ruler of Dubai against his wife, a Jordanian princess, is set to resume in a British court this(...)

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(...)

Lawyer, writer, and former first lady of the US, Michelle Obama.

Irish people admire Michelle Obama and David Attenborough the most, according to a new poll. World lightweight title holder Katie Taylor. (...)

 Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and now head of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, speaking at Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

Former president Mary Robinson has outlined three steps people can take to alter the direction of climate change. She was speaking at the Galway Inte(...)

In reconstructing the loss of the planet’s historic ice, the projections of future impacts on coasts and sea levels is becoming a lot more certain. Illustration: Michael Viney

Among the landscapes of western Europe, Ireland’s speaks especially graphically of the scientific age of the Quaternary. This is the chapter of Earth’(...)

Dead Dog in a Suitcase is a musical, theatrical extravaganza of wit, wonder and weirdness. Photograph: Steve Tanner

All eyes are on the City of the Tribes, as the Galway International Arts Festival takes over the parks, rivers, bars and venues of the western capital(...)

Gerald Faulkner (68), from Galway,  now living in New South Wales in Australia: ‘Our hearts still lie with the mother country and we should be permitted to have a say in who gets to be elected.’

Former President Mary Robinson started a tradition of placing a light in the window of Áras an Uachtaráin for Ireland’s exiles and emigrants. Michael (...)

Former president Mary Robinson has said she doesn’t think there is “enough specific action” within the Government’s Climate Action Plan.   File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former president Mary Robinson has said she doesn’t think there is “enough specific action” within the Government’s Climate Action Plan. Mrs Robinson(...)

Former president Mary Robinson speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ biennial conference in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Former president Mary Robinson has said Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, who has fled from Dubai to London, remains a friend of hers. Mrs Robinson said(...)

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