Mary McAleeseMary McAleese (born June 17, 1951) is the President of Ireland, Uachtarán na hÉireann (1997- ).
Her first term finishes in November 2004. She has given no indication as to whether she will seek a second term. Given the announcement of the Labour Party that it will run a candidate against her, and the interest expressed by a number of independent candidates, including potential independent candidate Kevin Lee, it would appear unlikely that she would want to seek a second term.
Previously she was:
- Pro-Vice Chancellor of Queens University Belfast,
- Fianna Fáil candidate, 1987 general election
- Reporter/Presenter, Today Tonight, RTÉ (Radio Telifís Éireann)
- Reid Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin (University of Dublin)
- An advisor to the Irish Roman Catholic Bishops during the New Ireland Forum
- Founder with Senator David Norris of the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform.
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