Mary Robinson

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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(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with Princess Haya, the most visible and glamorous of  his reported six wives, at the Epsom Derby festival  in England on June 3rd, 2017. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on(...)

 Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum  at the Epsom Derby in June 2017, in Epsom, England. Photograph: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

A legal battle between two of the most prominent Middle Eastern royals has been launched in London. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, daughter of the lat(...)

Adoptees can be forced to hover on the far edges of their biological parents’ lives, resigned to be kept in the shadows. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In October 2014, I drove a rental car from Dublin to a small market town in the Irish midlands. There I made my way to a residential street, parking s(...)

Former US secretary of state John Kerry expected at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Cork. Photograph:  Zach Gibson/Getty

Monday Indicators: UK GDP (Apr), construction orders (Q1), construction output (Apr), manufacturing and industrial production (Apr); US consumer infl(...)

Pictured at the Eco Unesco  Young Environmentalist Awards 2019 are the winners of the senior category, Alice McGrath (16), Jessie Huang (16) and Faramade Owoade (16), from Ashbourne Comproject focussed on the plastic pollution crisis by developing a range of different art pieces. Photograph: Kenneth O Halloran

A project focussed on the plastic pollution crisis has been awarded the top prize at the Eco Unesco Young Environmentalist Awards. The awards, which (...)

Float like a Butterfly: Hazel Doupe stars as a Traveller who takes Muhammad Ali as her model

What was it John F Kennedy said about the space programme? We choose to do these things not because they are easy but because they are hard. Something(...)

Land cleared for crops at the border of indigenous land in the Brazilian Cerrado. Photograph: Larissa Rodrigues

A coalition of more than 600 scientists in the EU, and 300 Brazilian indigenous groups have accused the European Commission of contributing to widespr(...)

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