Ahead of the completion of the final count it now seems certain that Mary Robinson will be elected as the first woman President of Ireland.
Reacting to her election the previous day Mary Robinson described it as
A great, great day for the women of Ireland
In this episode of 'Morning Ireland', reporter Una Claffey speaks to the future President by
telephone. Mary Robinson talks about the overwhelming level of trust and confidence that the
Irish people have placed in her saying
I quite literally wanted to go out and dance in the street.
The election took place on 7 November 1990. Mary Robinson was officially inaugurated as the seventh President of Ireland on 3 December 1990.
A 'Morning Ireland' report broadcast on 9 November 1990.