Manning’s rescue mission

Ireland“Maurice Manning has been appointed chancellor of the National University of Ireland on its 100th birthday. Many in education believed that Garret Fitzgerald, stepping down after 12 years, would turn off the lights. However, Manning has committed to carrying the careworn body into another century. There’s little left on the bones of the NUI and Manning has been tipped for Áras an Uachtaráin rather than Merrion Square. So what can the former leader of Seanad Éireann and Ireland’s most popular academic bring to his new role, apart from closure? …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 5 May]

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