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Mary Robinson stands by veganism call despite local council backlash

The former Irish president refused to heed Co Mayo’s call for her to withdraw her comments on climate change.

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Mary Robinson addressing the One Young World summit in The Hague (One Young World/PA)

Mary Robinson addressing the One Young World summit in The Hague (One Young World/PA)

Mary Robinson addressing the One Young World summit in The Hague (One Young World/PA)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson is standing firm on her call for people to go vegan to tackle climate change, despite a backlash which saw her local council ask her to withdraw the comments.

The long-standing campaigner, who runs a climate justice foundation in her name, said she spoke “from the heart” when she made the remarks two years ago and stands by her call for people to consume less.


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