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RTÉ viewers praise ‘class act’ Mary Robinson following her appearance on The Late Late Show

The former President of Ireland spoke to host Ryan Tubridy

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RTÉ viewers praised Mary Robinson following her appearance on The Late Late Show.

The 76-year-old served as Ireland’s first female president from December 1990 to September 1997.

During her interview, Mary spoke about the importance of her election in 1990, and she also praised Kamala Harris – the first woman to be elected Vice President of the United States.

She said: “I watched her acceptance speech, and I think she absolutely knows what her position and her role is, and the way she said ‘I’m on the shoulders of so many women’ and she thanked them. She said ‘I may be the first, but I won’t be the last’.”

“I hope girls looking now will take confidence … it resonated all around the world, especially a woman of colour, it was great.”

Mary also shared her views on Donald Trump, and said his refusal to concede the presidential election is “undermining democracy”.

Following her appearance on The Late Late Show, many took to Twitter to praise Mary.