Ireland's first female president, Mary Robinson, talks about what her presidency has meant for women.
- Title Mary Robinson on Women
- 1st Broadcast 04/06/1995
- ContributorBrian Farrell (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:06
- Material Type Video
- Series title Farrell
- Clip title "A Growth in the Self-Confidence of Women"
- Extended description
In 1990, Mary Robinson became Ireland's first female president. Brian Farrell interviewed her almost five years into her term about the main issues she had addressed: community development, the progress of women, the peace process, human rights and international responsibility.
In this TV clip, Mary Robinson talks about what her presidency has meant for women. She is glad that her election has boosted women's confidence and emphasises the importance of confidence. As women seek to play a greater role in society, men will have to take on more responsibility in the home, which will be difficult for some. But she feels that this change will be for the benefit of humanity. She listens to and respects all viewpoints, including those of conservative women.
'Farrell' was a series of topical current affairs interviews, presented by Brian Farrell. It was first broadcast on 10 January 1993 in a half-hour slot.
This programme was broadcast on 4 June 1995 and focused on Mary Robinson.
- Local keywords Women's rights, women's issues, Mary Robinson
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre Factual
- Topic Society and Social Issues
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 1995
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier HX30/09319
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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