Mary McAleese looks at what it is like to be wheelchair bound in the city of Dublin.

In 1979 Mary McAleese joined RTÉ Television as a presenter on the 'Today Tonight' programme. The following year she reported on being disabled in Dublin, at the time one of the most inaccessible cities for people in wheelchairs.

In this report Mary journeys around Dublin in a wheelchair and can be seen at landmark locations on O'Connell Street such as the Savoy cinema, as well as at public bulidings such as the GPO, National Library of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland, and the National Gallery.

Before joining RTÉ Mary McAleese held the position as Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology in Trinity College, a position which was also held by Mary Robinson. She also held the position as Director of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen's University, Belfast. Mary went on to serve two terms as President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011.