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#Mary Robinson

From TheJournal.ie Climate change could lead to a rise in the already 'alarming' levels of world hunger Hunger Report

Climate change could lead to a rise in the already 'alarming' levels of world hunger

The number of people who are undernourished worldwide has risen to 822 million in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg Climate Action

'Greta is right to be angry': Mary Robinson says she was 'moved to tears' by Thunberg

Robinson was referring to Thunberg’s address at the Climate Action Summit in New York.

From TheJournal.ie Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest Decline And Fall

Acceptable in the 80s: Ireland once regarded Mugabe as a respected statesman and honoured guest

The Zimbabwe leader was viewed as a pariah by the West for decades. Things were different in 1983.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson's Ballina home bought by Mayo County Council after years of controversy Victoria House

Mary Robinson's Ballina home bought by Mayo County Council after years of controversy

The house has been at the centre of controversy over the cost of the project.

From TheJournal.ie 'They can't believe how we lived' - How electricity cut down the drudgery of life in rural Ireland Rural Ireland

'They can't believe how we lived' - How electricity cut down the drudgery of life in rural Ireland

‘It was like having a maid around your house.’

From TheJournal.ie Robinson calls for climate change action, says current system is 'underpinned by rampant capitalism' Carbon Tax

Robinson calls for climate change action, says current system is 'underpinned by rampant capitalism'

The former president said Ireland needs to introduce a carbon tax, but must do so in the right way.

From TheJournal.ie Princess who flew Mary Robinson to Dubai says the Latifa saga is 'a private family matter' Runaway Princess This post contains videos

Princess who flew Mary Robinson to Dubai says the Latifa saga is 'a private family matter'

Princess Haya says she wanted counself from the former Irish president.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled' Human Rights

Mary Robinson 'dismayed' at media comments as she comes under fire for claiming Dubai princess is 'troubled'

Mary Robinson has come under fire for claiming that an Emirati princess who has stated she is being held against her will is “in the loving care of her family”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Missing' Dubai princess not seen since March reappears in photos with Mary Robinson Dubai Princess

'Missing' Dubai princess not seen since March reappears in photos with Mary Robinson

She failed in her attempt to flee the UAE in March.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders Human Rights

Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders

Robinson is following in the footsteps of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Kofi Annan.

From TheJournal.ie Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat All I Want Is UN

Bono warns UN is 'under attack' as he issues rallying call for Irish security council seat

Leo Varadkar and Mary Robinson also made speeches calling for Ireland to win a seat on the UN Security Council.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it Politics And Society

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

From TheJournal.ie Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about? Women's Christmas

Today is Nollaig na mBan, so what's it all about?

Events are taking place to celebrate the contribution of women to society.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson at the UN: Trump's threat to 'obliterate North Korean people' provoked 'gasps' Shocked

Mary Robinson at the UN: Trump's threat to 'obliterate North Korean people' provoked 'gasps'

The former Irish president has attacked the current US President.

From TheJournal.ie US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson Going Rogue

US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson

President Donald Trump yesterday delayed a decision to honour or walk away from the climate deal.

15 truly iconic Irish fashion moments

Pretty sure when Yves Saint Laurent said “Fashion fades. Style is eternal.” he was talking about this lot.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson says she was "bullied" into stepping down as President early Regrets

Mary Robinson says she was "bullied" into stepping down as President early

Robinson said it was her “hardest decision” not to go for a second term as President.

From TheJournal.ie 'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson Chilling

'Trump is a bully. And we have to stand up to bullies' - Mary Robinson

The former Irish president was scathing in her criticism this morning of the American commander-in-chief.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library Ballina This post contains videos

Mary Robinson will not be giving her papers to the controversial Presidential library

Instead, they’ll be housed in NUI Galway to save money.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library Public Money

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library

The library is due to be built in Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina.

From TheJournal.ie Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library Pricey Papers This post contains videos

Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson's Presidential library

Questions have been raised about costs to the State.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson has been digging holes in Ethiopia - and has an important message for Europe Refugee Crisis

Mary Robinson has been digging holes in Ethiopia - and has an important message for Europe

The former Irish president thinks we can learn a lot from the east African nation when it comes to looking after refugees.

7 ways Mary Robinson WAS nineties Ireland

There really was something about Mary.

From TheJournal.ie Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope The Pope Is Alright

Former president Mary Robinson is very happy with the Pope

The pope says earth is beginning to look more like an “immense pile of filth”.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Geldof made Mary Robinson laugh in Dublin last night Banter

Bob Geldof made Mary Robinson laugh in Dublin last night

They were attending the opening of the One Young World summit.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983 Flashback This post contains videos

Check out this abortion debate between William Binchy and Mary Robinson in 1983

The controversial 8th Amendment has just been passed and two heavyweights from the pro-choice and pro-life sides go head-to-head.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy New Job

Mary Robinson appointed UN climate change envoy

She previously held the role of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s been talking about the memorial service for ‘Madiba’, new Church abuse reports and budget overruns at the HSE…

7 ways Mary Robinson shaped Irish culture in the 90s

There really WAS something about Mary.

From TheJournal.ie Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades Safe House

Poets, presidents and polls: The Seanad through the decades

It’s existence now secure after Friday’s referendum, TheJournal.ie takes a look back at some interesting moments from the history of the upper chamber…

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill? Abortion

Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?

The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. TheJournal.ie explains what it’s all about…

From TheJournal.ie Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal? Opinion

Column: We have a president with an opinion, what's the big deal?

Michael D Higgins won the Irish presidential elections based on his vision of a ‘radically inclusive Republic’. So how could anyone be surprised about him elaborating on that vision, asks Maura Adshead.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality Opinion

Column: Hunger and the horsemeat scandal, both the consequences of inequality

We produce enough food for 10 times our population, but the horsemeat scandal shows just how inequality has forced people to low-price, low-quality food, writes Richard Manton.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland to give €21 million to World Food Programme Hunger

Ireland to give €21 million to World Food Programme

The deal was signed during the opening day of a major international conference focussing on climate change, hunger and poor nutrition.

From TheJournal.ie Tackling climate change and hunger on agenda at major conference Dublin

Tackling climate change and hunger on agenda at major conference

Former US Vice-President Al Gore is amongst those who will attend the event, which is being held by the Government and the Mary Robinson Foundation.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Robinson appointed UN Special Envoy for African Great Lakes region United Nations

Mary Robinson appointed UN Special Envoy for African Great Lakes region

The announcement was welcomed by NGOs working in the region as well as Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

12 Irish things to be properly proud of this Paddy's Day Bród This post contains videos

12 Irish things to be properly proud of this Paddy's Day

From James Joyce to the White House.

Remember When This Happened Pic of the Day

Dustin the Turkey told Mary Robinson that she had smelly feet!

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