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Thread: Mary Robinson to have 4.5m shrine built in Castlebar

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    Default Mary Robinson to have 4.5m shrine built in Castlebar

    Surprised this hasn't got more play as it fits neatly in the curmudgeonly P.ie wheelhouse. Per the Phoenix, Mayo CoCo have pledged 1m to the effort while 1.5m is to come from a 'relevant State body' with the final 1.5m from 'international philanthropic contributions'.

    A sizeable amount is to be spent on buying a 19th century Ballina building to house the shrine. The building just happens to belong to Robbo's brother Adrian Bourke. Mary is giving value to the centre in the form of a rag-bag of stuff valued by Mealy's Auctioneers at 2.5m. The contents:

    • Assorted books on law and human rights
    • 3800 periodicals
    • Master list of her engagements as President
    • The candle from the Aras window
    • 325 archive cartons containing documents "ranging from Anglo Irish Agreement to Women and Equality
    • 74 A4 file boxes covering daily files during her period as UN Commissioner for Human Rights
    • 312 gifts
    • 119 awards
    • 61 honorary doctorates
    • video, radio and cassette tapes
    • scrap books and photo albums
    • Robbo's personal diaries from 1967-1990 and 1998-2001


    No details related to her Climate Change operation will be included.

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    Some neck, hasn't she?
    "Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king"
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    I thought fools' day was the start of the month?
    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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    International freeloader gets family a deal on property to bail them out under the guise of supporting her legacy....................abandoning Office of President once a better paying job came in.

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    Any mention of Her 'sandals in the bin'?
    Heaven and Earth Meet in the Human Heart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipp revolution View Post
    Some neck, hasn't she?
    And some ego as well it seems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cimon9999 View Post
    Surprised this hasn't got more play as it fits neatly in the curmudgeonly P.ie wheelhouse. Per the Phoenix, Mayo CoCo have pledged €1m to the effort while €1.5m is to come from a 'relevant State body' with the final €1.5m from 'international philanthropic contributions'.

    A sizeable amount is to be spent on buying a 19th century Ballina building to house the shrine. The building just happens to belong to Robbo's brother Adrian Bourke. Mary is giving value to the centre in the form of a rag-bag of stuff valued by Mealy's Auctioneers at €2.5m. The contents:

    • Assorted books on law and human rights
    • 3800 periodicals
    • Master list of her engagements as President
    • The candle from the Aras window
    • 325 archive cartons containing documents "ranging from Anglo Irish Agreement to Women and Equality
    • 74 A4 file boxes covering daily files during her period as UN Commissioner for Human Rights
    • 312 gifts
    • 119 awards
    • 61 honorary doctorates
    • video, radio and cassette tapes
    • scrap books and photo albums
    • Robbo's personal diaries from 1967-1990 and 1998-2001


    No details related to her Climate Change operation will be included.
    Well! Cork got a statue of a naked Tojo so why not give Castlebar a statue of a naked Maro.

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    Unless some of the 312 gifts are fine art or gold bullion , I can't really see how that pile of mundane crap could be worth 2.5million.

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    After reading that I'm starting to find myself admiring the Georgia Salpa end of women's achievements
    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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    The House Of Player.

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