O’Reilly removes his name from new Queen’s University library

UK“Independent News and Media (INM) chief Tony O’Reilly has asked that a new library at Queen’s University in Belfast should not be named in his honour, as had been planned. The university confirmed that O’Reilly had notified it before Easter that he did not want the library to carry his name. The INM head, who will retire from his position next month, pledged £4 million to the £44 million project five years ago. He personally donated half of the £4 million, and the balance was to be provided by INM and the Ireland Funds, a fundraising vehicle founded by O’Reilly. It was announced in 2007 that the library would be called the Sir Anthony O’Reilly Library …” (more)

[Nicola Cooke, Sunday Business Post, 26 April]

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