Monday August 3, 2020

McAleese hails ‘invasion’ of female lawyers

Former president speaks at event to mark 100 years since women were permitted to practice law

1st December, 2019
Mary McAleese: says gender balance and parity still not achieved Naoise Culhane

An “invasion” of female lawyers that was first heralded 100 years ago has finally arrived, former president Mary McAleese has said.

“Unlike other invasions,” McAleese said, “It has been a welcome assault on the sexist prejudices and structures which kept women in a state of wasted talent and under-achievement.”

A qualified barrister, the former president said the women‘s revolution had been a slow-burning one in her profession. The Belfast native...

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