Former president Mary Robinson appointed professor in Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on July 13th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Former president Mary Robinson has been appointed Adjunct Professor on Climate Justice in Trinity College. The President has taken up the role after resigning as Chancellor of the university at the start of June …” (more)

[Niamh Lynch, Independent, 12 July]

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Robinson insists she has ‘no knowledge’ of centre funded by Dubai royals

Posted in Governance and administration on July 3rd, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The establishment of the Al Maktoum Centre for Middle Eastern Studies in Trinity College Dublin was perhaps bad timing for former President Mary Robinson. The announcement came amid a renewed focus on TCD chancellor Ms Robinson’s controversial link to Dubai’s ruling family …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn, Independent, 2 July]

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Mary Robinson: I won’t avail of €1.2m tax credit

Posted in Research on November 29th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Plans for a Mary Robinson Presidential Library in her hometown of Ballina, Co Mayo, have been abandoned after the former President decided to donate her archive of documents to NUI Galway university …” (more)

[Alan O’Keeffe, Independent, 29 November]

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Plans for NUI Galway-backed presidential library delayed

Posted in Governance and administration on October 11th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Plans for Ireland’s first presidential library, partnered by NUI Galway, are facing delays. Former president Mary Robinson’s brother has yet to sign a deal to sell the family’s ancestral home in Ballina to house the facility …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 10 October]

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NUI Galway to run Mary Robinson presidential archive

Posted in Research on December 1st, 2015 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway is teaming up with former President Mary Robinson to run the State’s first presidential archive and research centre. The €8m facility is being developed at Mary Robinson’s former family home in Ballina …” (more)

[Galway Bay FM, 30 November]

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Universities honour their ‘Renaissance man’ Feeney

Posted in Governance and administration on September 7th, 2012 by steve

“Philanthropist Chuck Feeney was described as the ‘Renaissance man of Irish higher education’ when the universities of Ireland conferred an honorary doctorate on the Atlantic Philanthropies founder in Dublin yesterday …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 7 September]

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Billionaire philanthropist Chuck Feeney conferred with honorary degrees

Posted in Governance and administration on September 7th, 2012 by steve

“US billionaire and philanthropist Charles F ‘Chuck’ Feeney was today conferred with an honorary degree by Irish universities from both sides of the border …” (more)

[Lise Hand, Independent, 6 September]

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Universities confer degree on Feeney

Posted in Governance and administration on September 6th, 2012 by steve

“The Universities of Ireland, North and South, have conferred an honorary degree on the philanthropist Chuck Feeney in Dublin Castle this afternoon …” (more)

[Mary Minihan, Irish Times, 6 September]

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Robinson to chair non-profit agency in Ireland

Posted in Governance and administration on September 15th, 2010 by steve

“… The Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice (MRFCJ) will be located in the Innovation Academy of the Universities established jointly by Trinity College and UCD; both universities have nominated two representatives to sit on the foundation’s board of trustees …” (more)

[Frank McDonald, Irish Times, 15 September]

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