Mary McAleese

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Mary McAleese
8t Preses o Ireland
In office
11 November 1997 – 10 November 2011
TaoiseachBertie Ahern
Brian Cowen
Enda Kenny
Precedit biMary Robinson
Succeedit biMichael D. Higgins
Personal details
BornMary Patricia Leneghan
(1951-06-27) 27 Juin 1951 (age 72)
Belfast, Northren Ireland
Poleetical pairtyIndependent
Ither poleetical
Fianna Fáil (afore 1997)
Spoose(s)Martin McAleese (m. 1976)
  • Patrick Leneghan
  • Claire McManus
ResidenceLunnon, UK
Alma mater

Mary Patricia McAleese (/mækəˈls/; née Leneghan; Erse: Máire Pádraigín Mhic Ghiolla Íosa;[1] born 27 Juin 1951) served as the aicht Preses o Ireland frae 1997 tae 2011. She wis the seicont female preses an wis first electit in 1997 succeedin Mary Robinson, makin McAleese the warld's first woman tae succeed anither as preses.[2] She wis re-elected unopponed for a seicont term in office in 2004.[3] McAleese is the first Preses o Ireland tae hae come frae either Northren Ireland or Ulster.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Beathnaiséisí Máire Mhic Giolla Íosa" (in Irish). Retrieved 5 Januar 2007.
  2. "Biography – Mary McAleese". Aarhus University. 3 October 2011. Archived frae the original on 3 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  3. "Mary McAleese". Council of Women World Leaders. Archived frae the original on 23 Julie 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  4. "Irish president's journey from Belfast's Ardoyne to the Aras". The Belfast Telegraph. 20 Mey 2011.