Mary Robinson was Elected President of Ireland

Mary Robinson became President of Cherish in 1973 and continued her work with the organisation until she was elected President of Ireland in 1990, becoming Ireland’s first female President.

Senator Mary Henry became the next President of Cherish. If you would like to find out more about our founders and our history, you can listen to the Today FM documentary Cherish All The Children featuring interviews with Mary Robinson, our founders and people who availed of our services over the years.