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STAND Book Club
The STAND Book Club is a chance for students & youth around Ireland to hear from high level activists, campaigners, thinkers in Ireland about the books that opened their mind, made them mad, got them to see the world in different light and forced them to take action. Taking place in Books Upstairs on D’Olier Street on the third Monday of each month, it’s not to be missed! The first of our Book Club series takes place on Monday 20th August from 6-7pm with guest speaker Una Mullally. Una’s chosen book of the month is ‘Bluets’ by Maggie Nelson. Check out our Facebook page for updates!
The President of Ireland is largely a ceremonial position with little power over governing the State. However, the role creates a symbol of modern Ireland both at home and abroad, reflecting our history.
Here we recount 5 examples of when Irish Presidents used their position to bring attention to a wider issue.
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