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# Mary McAleese

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Mary McAleese appointed as independent integration chairperson
The GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association move one step closer towards amalgamation.
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# Mary McAleese
Academic report, signed by Mary McAleese, 'disproves' Christian objections to same-sex relationships
The group of Christian theologians and academics are appealing directly to Pope Francis to make the change.
# UK-Ireland
Mary McAleese says Prince Philip's visit to Ireland was a 'mission to heal history'
McAleese said the Duke of Edinburgh was there to help further peace between the two countries.
# LGBT Rights
Mary McAleese condemns Catholic Church for 'intrinsically evil' teachings on homosexuality
The former Irish president warned of the damaging impact the church is having on Ireland younger LGBT community.
# Alfons Auer Ethics Award
Mary McAleese wins prestigious Catholic theology prize
She will collect the prize at a ceremony at the University of Tübingen in Germany in October.
# Right to Know
Revealed: How Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese used government jet service hundreds of times
Information about the presidents’ use of the service can be revealed for the first time following a landmark ruling this year.
# Right to Know
Government ordered to release records about use of its jet service by Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese
The ruling was made by the Commissioner for Environmental Information last week.
# World Meeting of Families
Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights
An email released under the Freedom of Information Act shows how Zappone had ‘very serious’ concerns ahead of the visit.
# Papal Visit
Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'
The TD says the former president’s frequent criticism of the Catholic Church is ‘getting silly’
'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message
The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Roscommon
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# a changing ireland
'Mary McAleese's Modern Family' and 'The John Pauls': RTÉ's papal lineup
The state broadcaster has unveiled how it’ll mark Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland.
# Washington DC
Leo Varadkar: 'I don't agree with the Catholic Church's policy towards women'
Speaking in Washington, the Taoiseach also said he didn’t think it was the State’s role to tell any religion what rules it should make.
# malachy finnegan
Mary McAleese's brother calls for people who knew of priest's abuse to come forward
Clem Leneghan said he does not want his story to take the spotlight away from where it belongs.
# Mary McAleese
Vast majority of people agree that Catholic Church is 'empire of misogyny'
Over 1,000 adults were polled about Mary McAleese’s comments.
# Abuse
Mary McAleese says her brother was 'seriously, physically, sadistically abused by Malachy Finnegan'
“My mother, almost 90 years of age, had to discover that from the Belfast Telegraph three weeks ago.”
# empire of misogyny
Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'
The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.
# Mary McAleese
'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'
The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.
# misogyny
Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests
The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.
# Catholic Church
Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'
The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.
# Catholic Church
Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights
The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
# Looking Back
'It was amazing' - Clive Woodward on Martin Johnson's Irish red carpet faux-pas
The then-England captain annoyed many Irish fans by seemingly causing President Mary McAleese to walk on the grass.
# Berkeley
Mary McAleese: "Utterly offensive" New York Times reached for "lazy tabloid stereotype"
The former president says she herself was a J1 student.
# How the ref was won
13 heroes of the Yes campaign
The Irish people have voted for same-sex marriage but some campaigners deserve a special mention.
# Bruce Arnold
Journalist says that 'homosexuality was never a crime in Ireland'
Bruce Arnold has spoken out against former President Mary McAleese taking a position in the same-sex marriage referendum.
# Support
Mary McAleese says 'the only children affected by this referendum will be Ireland's gay children'
The former President is calling for a Yes vote in the same sex marriage referendum this Friday.
# the marriage ref
Mary McAleese says the same-sex referendum is about children - gay children
It’s the former Irish president’s first public comments about the issue since the start of the same-sex referendum campaign.
# Legend
16 reasons why Andy Lee is a champ in every sense
Ahead of his fight tonight, we outline the reasons the Limerick native deserves respect.
# Speaking out
Mary McAleese: 'Pope Francis carries a residual element of misogyny'
She likes him though.
# Smacking
Former president criticises Pope for saying smacking children is acceptable
Pope Francis said this week that it’s okay for parents to smack their children.
# in the door
Mary McAleese has got a new job
Dr McAleese is going to be a professor in Irish studies at the largest Catholic university in the UK.
McAleese advert rejected over the former President's views on female ordination
An ad for a speaking engagement has been rejected by Australian newspaper ‘The Catholic Weekly’ over the former President having ‘an agenda’.
# Holi-dáil
Enda Kenny is wearing jeans and holidaying with a former president in Killarney
The Taoiseach is also sporting a goatee by the looks of it.
Throwback Thursday: Politics edition
From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
Today everyone’s been talking about a man found dead in Dublin, Jenny Lauren’s €2,000 fine and Mary McAleese on the Catholic Church and homosexuality.
# Church
McAleese: Catholic Church 'in denial over homosexuality for decades'
Her comments were welcomed by liberal Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery.
Pictures: Funeral Mass for Fr Alec Reid held in Belfast
Former President Mary McAleese was one of those who spoke at Fr. Reid’s funeral this afternoon.
# Brian Cowen
Formal Cowen portrait could cost up to €10,000
Portraits of each Taoiseach, President and Chief Justice are commissioned by the State as a matter of course.
# Abortion bill
In pics: President Michael D Higgins concludes meeting with the Council of State
The President has not yet made an announcement on whether he’ll sign the the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill into law or refer it to the Supreme Court.
# Abortion
Explainer: What is the Council of State and why is it discussing the abortion bill?
The Council of State is a little-used and largely unknown body but it takes centre stage as it discusses the abortion bill next week. explains what it’s all about…