It is with great sadness that the partners and staff of Arthur Cox mourn the passing of our dear colleague and friend Mary Redmond.
We remember Mary as a warm and generous colleague who wore her exceptional ability lightly. Her academic, professional and civic achievements are extraordinary. Any one of them would have represented on their own a remarkable lifetime contribution.
Beginning her law studies at UCD, Mary went on to study at both Oxford and Cambridge universities and was awarded a doctorate from Cambridge where she was a fellow from 1981 and was made honorary fellow in 2004. As recently as June 2014, Trinity College Dublin conferred her with an honorary Doctor in Laws (LL.D) citing her academic achievements, corporate life and charitable activities.
In addition to her legal practice, Mary was a deputy governor of the Bank of Ireland, a member of the RTÉ Authority and served consecutive terms on the Labour Relations Commission.
Among her many civic achievements and contribution to the voluntary sector in Ireland, including the establishment of The Wheel in 1999, her most notable achievement was the founding of the Irish Hospice Foundation almost 30 years ago after being impressed by the quality of care that her father, Dr John Redmond, received “in the expert and loving hands” of staff at Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross in Dublin. Through her inspiration and vision, the Foundation is now a national charity and leader in hospice care.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family at this time.