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Inspirational global figures for Ballina peace events

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A lecture on the theme of women in peace, delivered by former president of Ireland and world renowned social campaigner, Mary Robinson, is to be beamed live from South Africa to her native Ballina on Tuesday.

Annual US/Ireland Legal and Business Symposium to take place in Westport

The third annual US/Ireland Legal Symposium of the Brehon Law Society was officially launched last week by the Western Development Commission and Mayo County Council on behalf of the Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia in the presence of Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, former UN high commissioner for human rights, and current UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Roninson named UN envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region

Former president of Ireland and Mayo native Mary Robinson has been appointed UN Special Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Mary Robinson’s memoirs are “beautifully written and brilliantly observed” according to An Taoiseach

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An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny launched the memoirs of Mary Robinson at Ballina Arts Centre this week where he praised the “extraordinary book” which is “beautifully written” by the former president of Ireland.

Galway’s ‘splendid human spirit’

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The people of Galway were shocked and excited by the arrival of 430 survivors who were brought ashore from the Athenia which was sunk by torpedo off the Donegal coast only hours after war was declared on September 3 1939. The town was galvanised into action. An impressive and practical plan was put into place to receive the survivors, to ensure they were comfortably accommodated, and to care for the wounded. There were 10 stretcher cases, numerous minor injuries, and distressed children. The passengers, who included Americans and Canadians, and refugees fleeing a deteriorating political situation in Europe, were bound for Montreal.

Sadness at passing of human rights champion

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Tributes have been paid to Professor Kevin Boyle— a founder of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI, Galway — who died this week.

Major event planned to mark ten years of the Irish Centre for Human Rights

World-renowned human rights experts are coming to Galway to mark the 10th anniversary celebrations of NUI, Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights.

Mary Robinson didn’t take Padraig Flynn’s controversial ‘family’ remarks to heart

Former President Mary Robinson has revealed in a documentary about her to be broadcast on Midwest Radio over Christmas that she wasn’t angry over a personal attack made on her by the then Fianna Fáil Minister Padraig Flynn during the 1990 presidential campaign.

Midwest documentary on Louisburgh-born humanitarian priest

The remarkable story of Fr Padraig Ó Máille, a humanitarian priest from Louisburgh, who was deported from Malawi during the reign of the brutal Banda regime and has since become Honorary Consul for that country in Ireland, is told in a documentary which will be broadcast on Midwest Radio over Christmas.

Robinson awarded US Medal of Freedom

The Minister for Foreign Affairs has congratulated former president and Ballina native Mary Robinson on being awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

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