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Mary McAleese
Mary McAleese
Personal details
Born born 27 June 1951

Mary Patricia McAleese (Irish: Máire Pádraigín Mhic Ghiolla Íosa; born 27 June 1951) served as the eight President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. She was the second female president and was first elected in 1997 succeeding Mary Robinson, making McAleese the world's first woman to succeed another as president.

Early lifeEdit

Mary Patricia Leneghan was born in Ardoyne, north Belfast in 1951.

Preceded by
Mary Robinson
President of Ireland
1997–2011
Succeeded by
Michael D. Higgins