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22 April 2024  

NUI Centenary Honorary Conferrings


From 1st - 3rd December, the National University of Ireland hosted a conference (Leading Universities in the Twenty-First Century) - a high point in the NUI celebrations for its centenary year. The three-day proceedings culminated in the awarding of honorary doctorate degrees, the NUI’s highest honour, on six distinguished persons, as follows:

Sean Donlon
Sean Donlon

former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Limerick: LLD

Peter Gregson Peter Gregson
President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University of Belfast: DSc

Dermot Martin Dermot Martin
Archbishop of Dublin: LLD

Emily O’Reilly
Emily O’Reilly

Ombudsman and Information Commissioner: LLD

Tony Scottn
Tony Scott

founder of the Young Scientist Exhibition: DSc

Hildegard Tristramn Hildegard Tristram
Celtic Studies Scholar: DlittCelt

One further honorary graduand, Thomas Hammerberg, Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner, had to withdraw from the conferring ceremony, due to the critical situation in the Caucasus. The Commissioner, however, sent a letter which was read to the assembly by Dr. Maurice Manning.

Download: Honorary Conferrings Citations

The conferring group