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Mary Robinson visits NUIG to mark the new Ballina Visitor Centre

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, visited NUI Galway to mark the beginning of a new partnership with the university around an exciting development for the Ballina region. Recent plans have been unveiled to establish a Mary Robinson Centre in the former president’s home town of Ballina. The centre, supported by Mayo County Council and Ballina Town Council, will be established at Mary Robinson’s birthplace and will include both a visitor centre and an academic research centre, supported by NUI Galway and focused on scholarly research and education in the fields of human rights and women’s leadership.

Mary Robinson visitor centre to be opened in Ballina

In an exciting new development for the west plans have been unveiled to establish a Mary Robinson centre in her home town of Ballina. The centre is to be established at Mary Robinson’s birthplace in Victoria House, on the banks of the River Moy, and will include both a visitor centre and an academic research centre, supported by NUI Galway and focused on scholarly research and education in the fields of human rights and women’s leadership.

The last thing Ireland Inc needs is a besmirched presidency

Allegations of attempted murder, family rows, child abuse, age of consent, dodgy dealing with envelopes, confrontations with sons of murdered gardai, internal party bickering, quango queens, televised meltdowns, sibling savagery, bloody hands, political assassinations — it has been one hell of a presidential election campaign which comes to an end this evening when the last votes are cast and the doors on the polling station close at 10pm. Every element of the campaign so far would not be out of place on The Jerry Springer Show. Shows such as Springer’s specialise in gathering people bound by some connection in one place and then watching them disintegrate in front of a televised audience. It is the principle behind Big Brother, The Apprentice, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Race for the Aras begins next week

With only five weeks until voting, and less than a week before nominations close, the Irish Presidential election is beginning to ignite. Many twists and turns have already occurred, but is this merry-go-round of hopefuls doing justice to the position that our President should hold?

Race for the Aras begins next week

With only five weeks until voting, and less than a week before nominations close, the Irish Presidential election is beginning to ignite. Many twists and turns have already occurred, but is this merry-go-round of hopefuls doing justice to the position that our President should hold?

The Voice of Reason

Uachtarán Na hEireann; Mrs Mary McAleese is coming to the end of her second term as president and must retire from her position. So we are faced with a hugely expensive presidential election next year most likely to decide between a motley collection of over the hill self-important windbags from various parties. In the past we have generally been presented with a list of political candidates run primarily to gain political bragging rights.

Don’t ask their opinion and then ignore it

Let the people decide. But when the people had their say it obviously wasn’t the right say, and so their wishes were rejected.

Mary Robinson the people’s choice for name of Ballina footbridge

It is official, the most popular name for the Ballina pedestrian footbridge is to name the structure after former president Mary Robinson. This comes after the Fianna Fáil members of Ballina Town Council were accused of snubbing Mrs Robinson by Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin, an accusation which was denied vehemently by the Fianna Fáil contingent on the council.

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.

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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