Teachers Inspire Ireland 2021

The real deep investment that she made in me as a human being only revealed itself to me over a lifetime.


Mary McAleese served as Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College for close to a decade. She then became director and the first pro-vice-chancellor of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen's University. McAleese was first elected President of Ireland in 1997, and was re-elected unopposed for a second term in office in 2004. McAleese used her time in office to address issues concerning justice, social equality, social inclusion, and to promote anti-sectarianism and reconciliation.

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