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 Post subject: Re: Mary Robinson’s Papers / "Presidential Library "
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:15 pm 
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Is she angling for another 7 years?



she can declare herself to be a candidate without needing neither Oireachtas nor Comhairle Condae votes.

I would hold my nose and campaign for her if Bertie runs

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Robinson’s Papers / "Presidential Library "
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:04 pm 
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Thing Fish wrote:
Evil_g wrote:
Is she angling for another 7 years?



she can declare herself to be a candidate without needing neither Oireachtas nor Comhairle Condae votes.

I would hold my nose and campaign for her if Bertie runs


I'd hold my nose and Campaign for Trump if Bertie runs.

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 Post subject: Re: Mary Robinson’s Papers / "Presidential Library "
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:03 pm 
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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3218436

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Last April, Mrs Robinson said she was “optimistic” that negotiations on the purchase of Victoria House, where she was brought up in Ballina, would succeed.
She also said that criticism of her plans to house her presidential archive in the family home was a “bit painful”.
She said that such criticism came from “some” who did not realise how important it was for a town like Ballina to benefit from having a centre that could attract visitors and academics and could promote issues close to her heart such as human rights, women’s leadership and climate justice.


Ctrl+f "brother"... guess what comes up


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Robinson’s Papers / "Presidential Library "
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:10 pm 
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I usually hate the "Why spend money on culture when kids are starving?" argument. But this is clearly the case with this one.

Mary Robinson has not lived in Mayo in 60 years.
Very few people outside Ireland have heard of her, and the market for monuments to Irish politicians is pretty small.
Very few tourists go to Ballina anyway, and very few extra will go to see this.


Mayo County Council has plenty of pressing needs, from shabby playgrounds to dangerous bends to social housing.

Ballina - and many other towns in the county - are pretty shabby with vacant premises and few signs of economic growth. It is pretty dubious in my view to be putting the cost of this project on the ratepayers of the hairdressers and shopkeepers paying heavy enough business rates already.


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 Post subject: Re: Mary Robinson’s Papers / "Presidential Library "
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:19 am 
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This is no 10 by view count for "mary robinson" on youtube. 378 subscribers to her "Mary Robinson foundation" channel. internationally relegated to minor UN bureaucrat status.


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