Mary McAleese

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Mary McAleese
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8t Preses o Ireland
In office
11 November 1997 – 10 November 2011
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Brian Cowen
Enda Kenny
Precedit bi Mary Robinson
Succeedit bi Michael D. Higgins
Personal details
Born Mary Patricia Leneghan
(1951-06-27) 27 Juin 1951 (age 68)
Belfast, Northren Ireland
Naitionality Erse
Poleetical pairty Independent
Ither poleetical
Fianna Fáil (afore 1997)
Spoose(s) Martin McAleese (m. 1976)
Bairns 3
  • Patrick Leneghan
  • Claire McManus
Residence Lunnon, 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 January 2007. 
  2. "Biography – Mary McAleese". Aarhus University. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  3. "Mary McAleese". Council of Women World Leaders. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. "Irish president's journey from Belfast's Ardoyne to the Aras". The Belfast Telegraph. 20 May 2011.