Academic ‘brain trust’ could help State recover

Ireland“The Government should draw on the expertise of Ireland’s academics in dealing with the complex policy choices the country is facing, the president of the Royal Irish Academy, Prof Nicholas Canny, said yesterday. He was speaking at the admittance ceremony for 24 newly-elected members of the academy, including Noel Dorr, former secretary general of the Department of Foreign Affairs; Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, former head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service; and Geraldine Kennedy, Editor of The Irish Times …” (more)

[Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, Irish Times, 16 May]

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