Friday 20 April 2018

Mary Kenny: 'A bored housewife nowadays has only herself to blame'

Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

I was sorry I had to turn down an invitation from TCD's eminent College Historical Society to speak on the motion that "This House Believes that the Modern Irish Woman Has No Need of a Women's Movement".

Especially since it included dinner with the Fellows and Scholars, a wondrously glamorous prospect.

And especially since it was chaired by former Uachtaráin Mary Robinson (who must have observed with some bemusement her campaign song's line "Here's To You, Mrs Robinson" mockingly transferred to Iris).

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