Mary Robinson

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Human rights advocate and former secretary general of Amnesty International Kumi Naidoo. File image: Tobias Hase/AFP/Getty Images.

The global capitalist system and an associated patholgical illness called “affluenza” is the biggest threat to humankind rather than coronavirus or fl(...)

Sheikh Mohammed  Al-Maktoum: the high court in England and Wales found that two older daughters of the sheikh, Shamsa and Latifa, had been abducted on their father’s orders. Photograph:  Fayez Nureldine / AFP

The British court judgment that found the billionaire ruler of Dubai had ordered the abduction of two of his daughters, mentions the controversial vis(...)

Mary Robinson: ‘I have become in the past year a fearless woman, a connected woman and a dangerous woman.’ File photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Former president Mary Robinson has said she has been trying to reconcile why the world was collectively addressing the coronavirus threat by changing (...)

A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on December 24th, 2018 shows Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum having a meal with former president of the Republic Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: AFP/Ho/Wam

The dramatic finding by a UK family court that the ruler of Dubai organised the abduction of two of his daughters turns the focus again on a controver(...)

The Irish Times Debate 2020: Team champions Aislinn Carty and Eoghan Quinn of TCD Phil and individual winner Rachael Mullally of UCD Law. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Trinity College Dublin students Eoghan Quinn and Aislinn Carty were crowned team champions of the 60th Irish Times Debate competition at the event’s g(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson’s first steps this month in attempting to forge a new global consensus were widely considered a car crash.  Photograph: Jeremy  Selwyn/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

To say humanity is entering a make-or-break decade is no exaggeration, given the latest climate science. The year 2020 arrived with much talk of what (...)

The Irish Times debate semi-final at UCD in 1966.

It was January 1960. Seán Lemass had recently taken over from de Valera. The arrival of television was just around the corner. The Catholic Church’s v(...)

Mairead O’Leary from UCD LawSoc speaks during the semi-final of the Irish Times Debate 2019-2020 in the cadets’ mess at the  Curragh Camp. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Speakers from Trinity College Dublin and the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland (Sadsi) have secured the last three places in the 60th(...)

Bonheur bronze of a horse and rider €2,000-€3,000

The contents of a Co Kildare farmhouse will feature in an auction by Sean Eacrett on February 18th at Fallon’s Restaurant in Kilcullen. New Park Hous(...)

Former president  Mary Robinson speaking at the  Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s  public sector conference at  DCU. Photograph:   Crispin Rodwell

Public servants need to provide “an emergency response” to the climate crisis, former president Mary Robinson has said. In an address to 800 represen(...)

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