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’.”
“Things have changed around here, make your own tea!” 👏🏻😂
— RTÉ One (@RTEOne) November 20, 2020
“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.
When I was 8 I wrote a letter to Mary Robinson asking could I visit the Úras. In response I was invited to a garden party on the grounds with well over 500+ guests. She took the time visit each table & shake the hand of each guest. She’s class act like no other #latelate 🇮🇪
— Daithí (@heyadaithi) November 20, 2020
— Olivia Collins (@MissFoodPR) November 20, 2020
I think that Mary Robinson is amazing. She lives her life with such purpose. She has paved the way for many women. Anything is possible. #latelate
— Pamela Fay (@PamelaFay) November 20, 2020
— Ronan Carrigy (@ronancarrigy) November 20, 2020
This lady changed the game for women in Ireland. An incredible lady that continues to do great work. #thisgirlcan close to whats happened in the USA now with @KamalaHarris Mary Robinson broke the mould. #latelate pic.twitter.com/cX7yiBzJ77
— Grainne O’Shea (@rescuegirlie) November 20, 2020
Great to see our former president Mary Robinson still looking in the prime of her life. Proud to have been an active member of her campaign in 1990 💚❤ #latelate
— Chris O grady (@ChrisOgrady2) November 20, 2020
— Claire Kilroy (@claire_kilroy) November 20, 2020
As a young teenager in 1990, I recall the day Mary Robinson was elected very clearly, feeling as a young girl we could stand tall knowing women like her were leading the way. Great pride hearing her speak tonight, 30 years on we are blessed with positive role models #LateLate pic.twitter.com/d6wyllhK4G
— Maria Flanagan (@OneFineDay_ie) November 20, 2020