Mary Robinson

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 Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness: “I was very sad to retire. But I had to go, they throw you out at 72.”  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Prison is largely ineffective for rehabilitating sex offenders, retired Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness has said. Although sexual offenders (...)

The message from Bonn was that more and more countries were ramping up their actions to cut climate pollution, said Friends of the Earth Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Immense damage is being done to Ireland’s international reputation, “especially among developing countries and the more progressive European countries(...)

Anna O’hUadhaigh-Bsaibes: ‘It’s not for everyone. This holiday is for adventurers’

Back in the early 1990s, war-torn Liberia would not have been an obvious location to set up a hotel. But, then, Dublin native Anna O’hUadhaigh-Bsaibes(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson has said she has become more optimistic about the global response to climate change. File photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Climate justice campaigner Mary Robinson has said she has become more optimistic about the global response to climate change and has urged a “Marshall(...)

Portrait of Mary Robinson by Derek Hill

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson will sell the contents of her country home in Co Mayo by public auction next month. She and her husband Nick(...)

Mary Robinson: respondents’ most admired living Irish people, apart from their own family members,  were the former president, also Bono and Liam Neeson, followed by Gerry Adams and Conor McGregor. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven in 10 younger Irish-Americans say they would be interested in getting an Irish passport, while more than two-thirds believe it’s important their(...)

Massbrook, on the shores of Lough Conn came to the market in 2016 seeking €2.75m

Former president Mary Robinson and her husband Nick have sold their Victorian shooting and fishing estate on 113 acres on the shores of Lough Conn in (...)

51 Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh, for sale with Hunters for €2.95 million

“Our son had it timed to a T,” says the owner of 51 Sandford Terrace, an elegant end-of-terrace in the heart of Ranelagh. “He would set his alarm for (...)

Leo Varadkar with Dick Spring after Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid presentation. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish delegation had made their pitch for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and by all accounts, it had gone very well. So as they sat on the podium in a L(...)

Professor of law Ivana Bacik. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 30 years ago, I was threatened with prison by SPUC (Society for the Protection of Unborn Children). It was September 1989. I was president of T(...)

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