Archive for Mary McAleese

AIT: a story of ambition, vision and determination

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 16 February 2011 by Steve

“The growth and development of AIT over the last 40 years represented proof of what could be achieved with an ambition, vision and determination, according to President Mary McAleese …” (more)

[Westmeath Independent, 16 February]

After Aras, it’s student life for Mary

Posted in Life with tags , on 11 February 2011 by Steve

“President Mary McAleese wants to go back to college to continue to study law after she finishes her term in November. Speaking to students at the Philosophical Society in Trinity College last night, she said in response to a question about her future plans that she will keep out of the public eye and go back to university …” (more)

[Fiona Ellis, Independent, 11 February]

President of Ireland: Universities key to re-imagining Irish Society

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 21 October 2010 by Steve

“Delivering the 2010 Newman Lecture at University College Dublin, the President of Ireland Mary McAleese called for a more holistic approach to re-imagining Irish society …” (text, video)

[UCD News, 20 October]

Irish have enduring strengths, says President

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 October 2010 by Steve

“‘… If our 21st century Irish universities can reimagine themselves as successfully as they have done to date, then Ireland itself will be more than reimagined, it will surely be reborn’. The President said the Newman focus on an education that addresses the whole person, living fully and not just working in a complex universe remains a live issue …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 20 October]

Remarks by President McAleese at the launch of Dublin City University’s Strategy Plan, DCU, 22nd June 2010

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 25 June 2010 by Steve

“Dia dhíbh a chairde, cuireann sé áthas orm bheith anseo libh inniu agus tá mé thar a bheith buíoch daoibh as an chuireadh a thug sibh dom. It is a real pleasure to be back on the Dublin City University campus for the launch of the University’s new Strategy Plan …” (more)

[Áras an Uachtaráin, 24 June]

Double first: President on Sherkin for degree award

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 April 2010 by Steve

“President Mary McAleese made presidential history yesterday by becoming the first holder of the office to visit Sherkin Island off west Cork. President McAleese was the guest of honour at the conferring of awards for the Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) BA in Visual Art Graduation yesterday afternoon …” (more)

[Olivia Kelleher, Irish Times, 20 April]

President praises Islamic students’ role in society

Posted in Life with tags , on 27 February 2010 by Steve

“Islamic students make a ‘very positive contribution’ to Irish society and its economy, according to President McAleese. She said: ‘They are helping to advance the frontiers of science, medicine and research – it is their encouraging experience of Ireland that helps our higher education institutions compete for students and recognition in this globalised world’ …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 27 February]

President praises validity of work by undergraduates

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 21 October 2009 by Steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin and UCD together accounted for more than half the winners in the inaugural Undergraduate Awards of Ireland, presented yesterday by President Mary McAleese. Some 41 students from seven third-level colleges collected the awards, set up to recognise the best undergraduate project work throughout the island. The winners included 13 students from Trinity, 11 from UCD, six from NUI Galway and five from UCC. The University of Limerick claimed three awards and NUI Maynooth two, while one student from Queen’s University Belfast was honoured …” (more)

[Paul Cullen, Irish Times, 21 October]

President McAleese highlights role of Science Foundation Ireland in cultivating our ‘most valuable of natural resources’

Posted in research with tags , on 29 May 2009 by Steve

Ireland“President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, on the occasion of her visit to the United States, has today highlighted the crucial role being played by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and its innovative researchers in enhancing Ireland’s reputation in the international scientific sphere. ‘Through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), our small but dynamic country has been blazing a trail for innovation and scientific research. We have a great natural resource in the brain-power, creativity and adaptability of our people …’” (more)

[Education Ireland, 28 May]