President Mary McAleese

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From 1997 to 2011, Mary McAleese has served as President of Ireland, and become one of the most popular presidents Ireland has ever has known. Representing Ireland on the world stage through the highs of the Celtic Tiger and the lows of recent years, she has sounded a voice that is trusted and respected and has become one of the finest examples of what Ireland could and should be. Her tenure, focusing on the building of bridges, creating an inclusive society, and celebrating all the peoples of Ireland, is mapped out here in a book that will become a touchstone for all those who have lived through these times.


President Mary McAleese has served as President of Ireland for 14 years, from 1997 until the end of 2011. She was elected unopposed for a second term in 2004. She is widely regarded as one of the finest Presidents to hold the office in Irish history.