Mary Davis

Mary Davis

Active Irish Social Entrepreneur and Long-term Campaigner For the Rights of People With Intellectual Disabilities
Born Aug 6, 1954

Mary Davis is an Irish social entrepreneur and long-term campaigner for the rights and inclusion of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She currently serves as the Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia (SOEE) with the responsibility of overseeing the growth and development of Special Olympics across 58 countries in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Davis also serves as Chairperson of Special Olympics Ireland.… Read More

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1954 Birth Born on August 6, 1954.


She is best known for serving as CEO of 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Dublin, Ireland. … Read More
2004 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2004 Davis was appointed by President Mary McAleese to serve on the Irish Council of State. … Read More


2006 51 Years Old In April 2006 Davis was appointed Chair of the Taskforce on Active Citizenship, due to her track record in "generating such a tremendous response from ordinary citizens to an extraordinary experience that was Special Olympics 2003. … Read More
2008 53 Years Old …  She was invited to represent the Irish Government on a climb of Mont Blanc on 1 July 2008 to celebrate the start of the EU Presidency in France.
2010 55 Years Old She originally stated in August 2010 that she would consider standing for the presidency if approached by a political party.
Davis was a candidate in the 2011 Irish presidential election having received the required nominations from thirteen county councils. … Read More
2012 57 Years Old Davis serves on many voluntary committees and is a member of the Irish Times Trust, the National Institute for Intellectual Disability, National Sports Campus Development Authority, and City of Science 2012 and acted as a judge for the O2 Ability Awards and the 'Your Country, Your Call' competition. … Read More
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