Coup for UCD as new chair of politics opts for a timely homecoming

Ireland“As a boy, the new Chair of Politics at University College Dublin (UCD) played around his father’s desk at the university. The young David Farrell occupied himself with crayons and paper while the distinguished academic, author and bowtie-wearing broadcaster, Prof Brian Farrell, carried on with his work. The former associate professor in the Department of Politics ‘will have been delighted at the appointment of his son’, according to a UCD insider …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 20 October]

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