Former President And Her Husband To Receive Tipp Peace Award

Former President Mary McAleese and her husband Senator Martin McAleese have been announced as the joint recipients of the 2011 Tipperary International Peace Award.

Former President Mary McAleese and her husband Senator Martin McAleese have been announced as the joint recipients of the 2011 Tipperary International Peace Award.

In a statement issued on World Day of Peace, (January 1st) Tipperary Peace Convention said that they were delighted to recognise the efforts of Mary and Martin McAleese in the promotion of peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland and with our neighbouring island.

“The theme of Mary McAleese’s Presidency was ‘Building Bridges’ and for many people, the highlight of her two terms as President was the visit of Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in March 2011, which undoubtedly was the culmination of President McAleese’s long and dedicated work for reconciliation.

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