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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.

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 to attend Mayo north Gathering

A flagship Gathering event planned for the north Mayo area received a major boost this week with the news that Ballina’s most famous citizen, former president of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, is to be guest of honour and keynote speaker at the festival’s gala dinner in Ballina on August 9 next.

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.

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.

Irish economy and ethical standards seminar

A major conference “Ireland: A New Vision and Direction” will be held in the Castlebar Campus of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) on Saturday April 4.

NUIG Human Rights expert publishes new book on genocide

The latest book by Professor Bill Schabas, director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, addresses the ‘crime of crimes’ - genocide.

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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