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McAleese honoured with bridge in her name
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McAleese honoured with bridge in her name

Jun 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,888 Views 36 Comments

The former president’s work for peace was honoured with the naming of Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge.

'Our President shouldn't have been put in that situation' - O'Callaghan on red carpet fiasco
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'Our President shouldn't have been put in that situation' - O'Callaghan on red carpet fiasco

Feb 10th 2013, 8:00 AM 36,169 Views 72 Comments

Former Ireland hooker Shane Byrne had some choice words on the English captain’s “belligerence” in 2003.

Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week
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Martin McAleese to resign from Seanad next week

Feb 1st 2013, 4:34 PM 14,912 Views 50 Comments

The independent Senator has written to the Seanad Cathaoirleach, who will confirm the resignation on Tuesday.

GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change
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GAA voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change

Nov 29th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,975 Views 66 Comments

The GAA beat both St Vincent de Paul and Mary McAleese to be named as the most responsible for social change in Ireland, in a survey commissioned by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.

McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed
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McAleese's support for gay marriage welcomed

Oct 9th 2012, 1:45 PM 6,637 Views 59 Comments

GLEN has “strongly welcomed” the comments the former Irish President made in an interview that will be screened tonight.

Mary McAleese: 'I'd love to say I saw the bust coming... but I didn't'
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Mary McAleese: 'I'd love to say I saw the bust coming... but I didn't'

Oct 9th 2012, 6:30 AM 12,323 Views 52 Comments

In an interview to be broadcast this evening, the former President also discusses gay marriage and discusses her attitude to church governance.

Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors
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Senator McAleese meets with Magdalene survivors

Jun 7th 2012, 7:55 AM 2,081 Views 8 Comments

The Justice for Magdalenes group said that survivors and family members of survivors met with the Senator to discuss state interaction with the Magdalene Laundries.

The Magnificent Seven: Handshake controversies
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The Magnificent Seven: Handshake controversies

Jan 27th 2012, 9:50 AM 1,417 Views 1 Comment

And the award for Fair Play in Sport goes to… none of this lot.

The Daily Fix: New Year's Day
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The Daily Fix: New Year's Day

Jan 1st 2012, 7:30 PM 11,455 Views 5 Comments

The first day of 2012: peace prize for the McAleeses, the Phoenix Park has a big birthday, testing times in Iran, Titanic memories and a sneak peek at what will be hot in 2012…

Former President and husband win Tipperary International Peace Award
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Former President and husband win Tipperary International Peace Award

Jan 1st 2012, 4:00 PM 3,469 Views 7 Comments

Mary and Martin McAleese were named as the recipients of the award for their work in promoting peace and reconciliation in Ireland and abroad.

2011: The Year in Numbers
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2011: The Year in Numbers

Dec 31st 2011, 9:15 AM 2,072 Views 4 Comments

From #aras11 to #ge11, from Ireland’s economic black hole to the controversial household charge: We bring you all the important numbers of 2011.

Taoiseach's mother Eithne Kenny laid to rest in Mayo
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Taoiseach's mother Eithne Kenny laid to rest in Mayo

Nov 28th 2011, 6:56 PM 3,322 Views 1 Comment

Mrs Kenny passed away last Saturday, aged 93.

In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins
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In pictures: Presenting… President Michael D Higgins

Nov 11th 2011, 9:03 PM 4,710 Views 21 Comments

The ninth President of Ireland in his finest ceremonial hour…

In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration
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In full: Taoiseach Enda Kenny's speech at Presidential inauguration

Nov 11th 2011, 1:57 PM 1,285 Views 14 Comments

The full text of the address given by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the inauguration of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland today.

Higgins to be inaugurated as Ireland's ninth president today
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Higgins to be inaugurated as Ireland's ninth president today

Nov 11th 2011, 7:11 AM 626 Views 8 Comments

A ceremony will take place at Dublin Castle later today.

Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?
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Column: Is it time to start wearing the poppy?

Nov 10th 2011, 8:30 PM 548 Views 174 Comments

On the eve of November 11, writer and film-maker Liam Nolan questions the continued resentment towards the wearing of the poppy of remembrance – especially in light of loss of Irish life in the two world wars.

In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese
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In pictures: the 14 years of President Mary McAleese

Nov 10th 2011, 7:00 PM 4,729 Views 12 Comments

As it is the last day of President Mary McAleese’s time in office, we have taken a look back at the highlights of her two-term presidency.

Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?
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Poll: How would you rate Mary McAleese's presidency?

Nov 10th 2011, 1:50 PM 3,934 Views 60 Comments

The current President of Ireland’s 14-year tenure is drawing to a close – how do you think she has managed the role over that time?

In pictures: The sporting presidency of Mary McAleese
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In pictures: The sporting presidency of Mary McAleese

Nov 10th 2011, 12:27 PM 1,277 Views 9 Comments

As President Mary McAleese enjoys her final day in office, we look back at some of the sporting highlights of her 14 years in the Áras.

Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency
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Mary McAleese prepares for the end of her presidency

Nov 10th 2011, 7:23 AM 1,042 Views 8 Comments

After 14 years in office, it’s the final full day in office for the president.

In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?
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In pictures: What are Bertie and Brian doing in the Áras?

Nov 4th 2011, 5:44 PM 2,188 Views 56 Comments

The boys/former taoisigh are back in town for a ‘thank you’ reception by President McAleese for her Council of State.

11 things you might not know about our former presidents
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11 things you might not know about our former presidents

Oct 28th 2011, 7:15 AM 7,982 Views 20 Comments

Did you know that Douglas Hyde was fluent in Hebrew? Here’s 11 other things you may not have known about the past residents of Áras an Uachtaráin.

In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote
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In pictures: candidates and electorate cast their vote

Oct 27th 2011, 2:04 PM 1,907 Views 17 Comments

The candidates, their families and plenty of others across the country are voting today.

Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much
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Presidential polls can sometimes be wrong - but not by very much

Oct 22nd 2011, 6:29 PM 2,706 Views 42 Comments

Candidates hoping to turn their fortunes from the latest Red C poll can’t count on much historical precedent so close to polling.

McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip
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McAleese to meet Irish troops in Lebanon on final official trip

Oct 15th 2011, 9:36 AM 571 Views 7 Comments

The President will meet with members of the 104th Battalion today, visit Camp Shamrock, and lay a wreath in memory of those who have lost their lives.

In pictures: what the Áras candidates have been getting up to
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In pictures: what the Áras candidates have been getting up to

Oct 4th 2011, 6:09 PM 816 Views 9 Comments

The candidates have been travelling across the country delivering their message.

Cystic Fibrosis ward to open at Crumlin hospital today
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Cystic Fibrosis ward to open at Crumlin hospital today

Oct 4th 2011, 10:06 AM 872 Views 5 Comments

President Mary McAleese will be at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital today to open a state-of-the-art, four-bed ward for patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past
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Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past

Oct 2nd 2011, 10:00 AM 2,072 Views 2 Comments

It’s the most crowded presidential election ever – but how do this year’s candidates compare to previous years in terms of age?

Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum
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Celebrities and business leaders will mass for second Global Irish Forum

Sep 27th 2011, 7:30 PM 867 Views 9 Comments

Former US president Bill Clinton, economist David McWilliams and actor Gabriel Byrne are among those attending the event next month.

Column: Don’t look for a messiah in our next President
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Column: Don’t look for a messiah in our next President

Sep 7th 2011, 7:43 AM 17 Views 31 Comments

The race for the Áras may be dramatic – but real change will only come from somewhere else, writes Colm O’Gorman.

Snapshot: Ireland's World Cup squad head to Áras an Uachtaráin
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Snapshot: Ireland's World Cup squad head to Áras an Uachtaráin

Aug 24th 2011, 11:45 AM 1,699 Views 0 Comments

Look at what Jamie Heaslip bought as a present for his team-mates.

Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council
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Taoiseach to meet with president of European Council

Jun 17th 2011, 7:09 AM 213 Views 2 Comments

Discussions are expected to focus on the agenda for next week’s June European Council summit.

Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?
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Poll: Who would get your vote as next President of Ireland?

May 27th 2011, 8:51 AM 16,497 Views 55 Comments

Up to ten names have now been mentioned in connection with the presidency. We want to know which of these ten – some who’ve already declared an interest and a few who’ve shown none at all – would be mostly likely to get your vote at this stage.

Special Olympics chief Mary Davis announces presidential bid
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Special Olympics chief Mary Davis announces presidential bid

May 26th 2011, 2:10 PM 802 Views 0 Comments

The managing director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia says she will seek the nomination of four councils to run in October.

Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline
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Obama’s Irish visit: A timeline

May 23rd 2011, 4:01 PM 9,066 Views 0 Comments

The impromptu hurley jokes; the emotional speeches; the bad hair day. We’ve got it all in our minute-by-minute timeline of this historic day.

Obama says the "sun's coming out" as he meets with President McAleese at the Áras
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Obama says the "sun's coming out" as he meets with President McAleese at the Áras

May 23rd 2011, 11:04 AM 1,730 Views 0 Comments

Barack Obama and the First Lady Michelle have now departed Áras an Uachtaráin after meeting with president Mary McAleese and her husband this morning.

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen
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Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen

May 20th 2011, 5:46 PM 25 Views 0 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland records the royal goings-on at the State dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle. “I eventually manage to distract Enda Kenny with the bread basket…”