Mairead Corrigan

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1944 –

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Who is Mairead Corrigan?

Mairead Maguire, also known as Mairead Corrigan Maguire and formerly as Mairéad Corrigan, is a peace activist from Northern Ireland. She co-founded, with Betty Williams and Ciaran McKeown, the Community of Peace People, an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Maguire and Williams were awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize. Maguire has also won several other awards.

In recent years, she has criticised the Israeli government's policy towards Gaza, in particular to the naval blockade. In June 2010, Maguire went on board the MV Rachel Corrie as part of a flotilla that unsuccessfully attempted to breach the blockade.

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Born
Jan 27, 1944
Belfast
Also known as
  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Northern Ireland
Lived in
  • Belfast

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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