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  1. says:

    Rather like the woman herself this book is estimable intelligent lucid It charts a life of personal achievement moral courage and empathy as you might have gathered I'm something of a fan I suspect that her account of her term as President of Ireland might prove a little too discreet for many Irish readers no dirt is dished or not much It would have been interesting for example to have had a little flavour of the atmosphere behind that famous inauguration photo where she sits surrounded by a dozen men in late middle age each of whom bar FitzGerald seems to have been sucking on the same lemon That said the book comes into its own when she recounts her extraordinary experiences as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights From Sierra Leone to Chechnya to Darfur her account of her experiences dilemnas agonies in this role is fascinating Whilst the book is of obvious interest to Irish readers mna na hEireann or not it also has a huge amount to offer to anyone interested in world politics and issues of justice and euality Highly recommended


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    This is an essential read for anyone who is interested in the social changes that have occurred in Ireland from the 1980's to now Robinson became aware of human rights very early in her life as a school girl in Mayo She comes across as a truly compassionate person and not at all egotistical despite her accomplishments Her descriptions of the United Nations gave me insight into how contentious things get in this in this institution However I don't want to go off on a tangent and take the focus of this remarkable woman and her story


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    Its only a few times in my reading life I have felt how humanity can achieve greatness with integrity Once with An evil Cradling by Brian Keenan and now with this Fantastic and inspiring Also a wonderful history of the changing face of Ireland from the 60's onwards A deeply moving novel of honesty and courage in the tough world of bureaucrats and dictators with many faces Thank you Mary for sharing your story Top top book


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    My youngest sister got married in the late 1990s in New York City where she lived She arranged for all the family members to stay at the lovely Irish hotel the Fitzpatrick Manhattan The  hotel had a large portrait of Mary Robinson the first woman President of Ireland behind the reception desk if I remember correctly I was not really familiar with Robinson but made it a mission to learn about her After her role as the symbolic leader of Ireland Robinson went on to be the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights She has continued to fight for human rights and to reveal injustice around the world Everybody Matters is her memoir about the path she followed from being the middle child in a family of four boys in a small town in Ireland to a law degree and a career teaching law arguing cases and serving in the Irish government Her role as President in Ireland was considered largely symbolic but it was the one position that was an office that the entire country voted on Robinson made every effort to use that role as the moral center of Ireland She understood that symbols define us and can move us forward doing the right thing Since my name is based on Irish myth and symbol I found this concept fascinating In her address at her Inauguration as President in 1990 she spoke of the mythical Fifth Province which she hoped to represent As she said The Fifth Province is not anywhere here or there north or south east or west It is a place within each one of us — that place that is open to the other that swinging door which allows us to venture out and others to venture in Ancient legends divided Ireland into four uarters and a 'middle' although they differed about the location of this middle or Fifth Province While Tara was the political centre of Ireland tradition has it that this Fifth Province acted as a second centre a necessary balance If I am a symbol of anything I would like to be a symbol of this reconciling and healing Clearly not your ordinary President To say nothing of the fact that she used Here's to You Mrs Robinson as her campaign song with new lyrics Everybody Matters is a fascinating look at the journey of a woman only a few years older than me Like me she was educated at Catholic schools until she too broke with the church over its roles for and treatment of women and issues of contraception and divorce The book also looks at contempororay Irish history and politics and the positive and negative effects of globalism and Robinson's role in all of it


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    I’d owned this book for a while before getting the chance to read it Even as I glanced at it waiting on my shelf I was interested to find out how Ireland’s former president’s personal accounts would line up with what I’d previously heard about her Based on what I thought I knew I guessed that her autobiography would convey her experiences in a genuine and authentic waythat she would communicate in such a way that she could be “accessible” to me the reader As I read the book I was delighted to see that she was even of all these things then I could have imagined She found a way to talk about the great offices she held and the extraordinary times of her political career while never losing sight of the people she was leading And in her case when I talk about leading I’m talking about “serving others” as a leading aspect of her leadership style Perhaps this is the only real kind of leadershipand everything else we see too many politicians do is something other than true leadership Even as I came to understand her desire to dedicate her political career and her private life to bettering the lives of so many people I thought of the uote by Cornel West “You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people” After reading Mary Robinson’s autobiography I was certain I understood what Cornel West was saying in a “real life” applicable way When I finished the book I felt both encouraged and challenged Encouraged to know that such an inspiring leader existed in my lifetime and challenged to carry on the ideals she talked about within the sphere of my life and influence


  6. says:

    Fascinating book What an amazing and inspiring woman


  7. says:

    I am a great admirer of Mary Robinson so now having read her book One thing that struck me most is the influence she had on Irish society It is my impression that had she not dedicated herself to human rights and euality and become our first woman president I may have grown up in a different Ireland I don't remember an Ireland where I was treated differently for being female I always felt I had the same chances as any boyman In fact I never uestioned this and I credit this at least in part to Mary Robinson Her book is a great insight into her passion for representing people and fighting the cause However if you're looking for funny anecdotes and self deprecating humour you've come to the wrong place A good read though


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    The first two thirds of the book were fascinating as Mary speaks of her struggles to challenge the restrictions around women in Ireland including the legalisation of contraception her political career and her surprising victory to became the first female Prime MinisterI found it a bit hard to follow a bit further in she described her role as High Commissioner of the UN and other key roles in supporting Human Rights around the world written with a lawyer ly approach to facts and figuresHowever an informative and enjoyable read about an amazing woman who suffered personal sacrifice and resistance to stand up for what she believed in and who has and continues to achieve some remarkable things


  9. says:

    I had no idea What a wonderful lady Inspired and uplifted by everything about her


  10. says:

    It isn't often I read biographies of people that I know little about but I picked this up as it was recommended by Zoë Roth in her book People StuffI knew little of Mary Robinson other than that she was President of Ireland The book charts her life and work that lead her to that role and I enjoyed learning about what drove her and inspired her along that pathI enjoyed the post Presidency elements Learning about the challenges in her UN High Commissioner of Human Rights work dedication to women's rights work and later transition to climate advocacy The natural connections of each cause to the next was fascinating and well writtenI feel I've learned a lot about an extraordinary woman and gained good insights into the diplomatic challenges of making progress on critical global issues


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Ictims worldwide but was often frustrated both by the bureaucracy and by the willingness to compromise on principle which reveal the deep and inherent barriers to changing the status uo Now back in Ireland and heading her Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice she has found the independence she needs to work effectively on behalf of the millions of poor around the world most affected by climate changeTold with the same calm conviction and modest pride that has guided her life Everybody Matters will inspire anyone who reads it with the belief that each of us can in our own way help to change the world for the bette I had no idea What a wonderful lady Inspired and uplifted by everything about her Chaos in the Capital City principle which reveal the deep and inherent barriers to changing the status uo Now back in Ireland and heading her Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice she has found the independence she needs to work effectively on behalf of the millions of Cowboy at the Crossroads poor around the world most affected by climate changeTold with the same calm conviction and modest Cowboy Brigade pride that has guided her life Everybody Matters will inspire anyone who reads it with the belief that each of us can in our own way help to change the world for the bette I had no idea What a wonderful lady Inspired and uplifted by everything about her

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One of the most inspiring women of our age Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world becoming a powerful and influential voice for human rights around the globe Displaying a gift for storytelling and remembrance Robinson reveals in Everybody Matters what lies behind the vision strength and determination that made her path to prominence as compelling as any of her achievementsBorn in 1944 into a deeply Catholic family the only girl among five childrenshe was poised to become a nun before finding her own true voiceEver since she has challenged convention in pursuit of fairness whether in the Church This is an essential read for anyone who is interested in the social changes that have occurred in Ireland from the 1980's to now Robinson became aware of human rights very early in her life as a school girl in Mayo She comes across as a truly compassionate person and not at all egotistical despite her accomplishments Her descriptions of the United Nations gave me insight into how contentious things get in this in this institution However I don't want to go off on a tangent and take the focus of this remarkable woman and her story