Mary Robinson, talking to John Bowman

Mary Robinson, talking to John Bowman

2nd - 5th of April, 10pm


Friday 5th April

Programme 4, Part 2

Mary Robinson discusses the change in world politics in the aftermath of 9.11. Leaving the UN and her work on climate justice.

Programme 4, Part 1

Mary Robinson on working as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights- her relationship with Kofi Annan, her visits to China, Tibet and Rwanda and the controversial World Conference on Racism.

Thursday 4th April

Programme 3, Part 2

More from Mary Robinson on the key events of her presidency and then her decision not to seek a second term as President and eventually leaving the ofice early to become UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Programme 3, Part 1

Mary Robinson on her first experience of Áras an Uachtaráin and defining the role of President of Ireland. She discusses some of the key events of her presidency, including her meeting with the Dalai Lama, her trip to Somalia and shaking the hand of Gerry Adams.

Wednesday 3rd April

Programme 2, Part 2

Mary Robinson on running for and finally winning the election to become President of Ireland.

Programme 2, Part 1

Mary Robinson discusses her passion for law, which led her to work on landmark cases with like Josey Airey and David Norris as well as on the Wood Quay campaign.

Tuesday 2nd April

Programme 1, Part 2

Mary Robinson on choosing to study law in Trinity, her work as a senator and her marriage, against the wishes of her parents, to Nick Robinson

Programme 1, Part 1

Mary Robinson on her childhood in Ballina, school in Dublin and a very special year in Paris.

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