Ballina native, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson is to receive the Tipperary International Peace Award.

The Tipperary Peace Convention, the group that run the awards,  says it "recognises the efforts of Mrs Robinson in putting human rights standards at the heart of global governance", by ensuring that the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable are addressed on the global stage.

"Mrs Robinson, they say,  is a passionate, forceful advocate for gender equality, women's participation in peace-building and human dignity in all regions of the world.

"She makes it a priority to bring the concerns of ordinary people to the global stage and is outspoken and dedicated to investigating and exposing human rights abuses across the world".

The award will be presented on November 7th in Tipperary town.

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