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Mary Robinson Election Poster (1990).

1990-01-01/1997-09-12

The Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Mary Robinson was Ireland’s first female President, elected in 1990. An independent candidate with the backing of Labour and the Workers’ Party, Robinson was also the first president elected without the support of Fianna Fáil. Robinson began her career as a senator, fighting to liberalise Ireland in the 1970s – access to contraception was one of her early causes, as well as abolishing a legal requirement that women, in the civil service, leave their jobs if they married. She was a legal advisor to the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform, which eventually succeeded in overturning Ireland’s ban on homosexuality in 1992. As President, Mary Robinson revitalised the office, before stepping down to take up the role of United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights in September 1997.

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  • Title: Mary Robinson Election Poster (1990).
  • Date: 1990-01-01/1997-09-12
  • Location: Dublin
  • type: Election Poster
  • decade: 1990's

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