2020 - 2029

  • Honorary Citation by Dr Jack Talty for Bobby Gardiner

    23 Oct 2023
    Honorary Citation by Dr Jack Talty for Bobby Gardiner

    A dhaoine uaisle, is mór an onóir domsa a bheith anseo inniu chun céim oinigh Maistir Ceoil a bhronnadh ar laoch Ceol Tradisiúnta na hÉireann, Bobby Gardiner.

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  • Honorary Citation by Dr Mary C. Murphy for Professor Brendan O'Leary

    22 May 2023
    Honorary Citation by Dr Mary C. Murphy for Professor Brendan O'Leary

    A dhaoine uaisle, is mór an onóir domsa a bheith anseo inniu chun céim oinigh Dochtúir Ealaíne a bhronnadh ar Breandán Ó Laoghaire.

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  • Introduction by Professor John F. Cryan for Dr Katalin Karikó

    26 Apr 2023
    Introduction by Professor John F. Cryan for Dr Katalin Karikó

    A Sheansailéir agus a mhuintir uilig na hOllscoile, Chancellor of the NUI, Registrar of the NUI, President of UCC, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

    ‘If one takes the path of success, then one ends up either successful or unsuccessful, there is no third alternative’.

    These are the words of the Hungarian writer Imre Kertész - winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002.

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  • Honorary Citation by Dr. Jack Talty for Peadar Ó Riada

    28 Mar 2023
    Honorary Citation by Dr. Jack Talty for Peadar Ó Riada

    A dhaoine uaisle, is mór an onóir domsa a bheith anseo inniu chun céim oinigh Maistir Ceoil a bhronnadh ar laoch Ceol Tradisiúnta na hÉireann, Peadar Ó Riada.

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  • Honorary Citation by Professor Thia Hennessy for Dr Colin Hunt

    27 Mar 2023
    Honorary Citation by Professor Thia Hennessy for Dr Colin Hunt

    Chancellor, President, Colleagues, Graduates and Guests,

    Colin Hunt already has the credentials of Doctor having been awarded a PhD in Economics by Trinity College Dublin in 2007 but today we in University College Cork are delighted to bestow Colin, CEO of AIB PLC, this further academic accolade of an Honorary Doctorate from our beloved and esteemed institution where Colin completed his BComm in 1991 and Masters in Economics Science in 1992.

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  • Honorary Citation by Prof Emer Rogan for Dr Derek Mooney

    27 Oct 2022
    Honorary Citation by Prof Emer Rogan for Dr Derek Mooney

    "Chancellor, President, Registrar, colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:

    It is my great pleasure to introduce Mr Derek Mooney as nominee for an honorary doctoral degree in Science today.

    Derek Mooney is one of Ireland's best-known and most highly decorated broadcasters. For the past 30 years, he has been leading the development of natural history radio broadcasting in Ireland.

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  • Honorary Citation by Dr Francis Burke for Dr Declan Ryan

    14 Oct 2022
    Honorary Citation by Dr Francis Burke for Dr Declan Ryan

    "Chancellor, President, Colleagues, Graduates and Guests especially Eoin, Jack and Ana Ryan.

    Cork and aviation are in Declan Ryan’s blood.

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  • Honorary Citation by Dr Liam Plant for Dr Veronica Delaney

    25 May 2022
    Honorary Citation by Dr Liam Plant for Dr Veronica Delaney

    "President, Head of the College of Medicine & Health, Head of the Medical School, distinguished Faculty, and Class of 2022 Medical Graduates.

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  • Honorary Citation by Dr William Scanlon for Dr Eoin O'Driscoll

    14 Apr 2022
    Honorary Citation by Dr William Scanlon for Dr Eoin O'Driscoll

    "Good morning.

    Eoin O’Driscoll is a chartered engineer, a fellow of Engineers Ireland and a fellow and past president of the Irish Academy of Engineers. However, his engineering journey started back when he graduated from UCC with a 1st class honours degree in engineering in 1973 and he gained his masters of engineering science by research in 1975. Eoin’s masters thesis was concerned with computer simulation of electrical drives, at a time when the first PCs had yet to emerge and the year before Jobs and Wozniak appeared at the homebrew computer club in California.

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  • Honorary Citation by Professor Paul Callanan for Dr France Cordova

    13 Apr 2022
    Honorary Citation by Professor Paul Callanan for Dr France Cordova

    "Good morning, it is my considerable honour to present to you our very distinguished graduand Dr France Córdova, a world leading scientist.

    As you know, academics are driven by the core responsibilities to our students of teaching and research, with the important aim of equipping you with the skills you will need in your future careers.

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  • Honorary Citation by Professor Louise Crowley for Louise O'Neill

    19 Nov 2021
    Honorary Citation by Professor Louise Crowley for Louise O'Neill

    "Louise O'Neill was born in 1985 and hails from the West cork town of Clonakilty. Louise grew up in Clon with her older sister Michelle and her Mum and Dad. Her Dad Michael is the third generation of his family to run the family business, the renowned butcher shop on Main Street. Her Mum Marie worked as an English teacher and on Louise's arrival focused her time and attention on raising her family.

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  • Louise O'Neill Honorary Doctorate Speech

    19 Nov 2021
    Louise O'Neill Honorary Doctorate Speech

    Chancellor and Registrar of the National University of Ireland, Dr Maurice Manning and Dr Attracta Halpin, President of University College Cork, Professor John O’Halloran, my introducer and friend, Professor Louise Crowley, Faculty of the School of Law, graduates, ladies and gentlemen. I am very grateful to be awarded this Honorary Doctorate from the National University of Ireland through University College Cork, who have been so accommodating to me and my family in the lead up to this event, a testament to a university which truly values relationships.

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  • Pat Ledwidge Honorary Doctorate Speech

    14 Nov 2021
    Pat Ledwidge Honorary Doctorate Speech

    "Chancellor, President, Registrar, distinguished guests, graduates, ladies and gentlemen,

    I am delighted to receive this honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland in the presence of my family and friends. In accepting the award, I gladly acknowledge that many people contributed to the achievements it recognises, some of whom are here today. In my address, I will briefly touch on three themes: fortune or chance; Cork; and China.

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  • Honorary Citation by Dr Martin Howard for Pat Ledwidge, Honorary Doctorate Recipient

    14 Nov 2021
    Honorary Citation by Dr Martin Howard for Pat Ledwidge, Honorary Doctorate Recipient

    "Good afternoon,

    I have the pleasure of introducing Mr Pat Ledwidge as nominee for an honorary doctoral degree in Arts at today’s conferring. The award recognises the multiple contributions by Pat in the various roles he has held during his professional career and which have allowed him to input in various ways to our community at local, national and international level.

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  • Honorary Citation by Professor Áine Hyland for Dr Don O'Leary

    13 Nov 2021
    Honorary Citation by Professor Áine Hyland for Dr Don O'Leary

    "Don O’Leary was reared in Ballyphehane in Cork City, the eldest of 11 children. He has lived all his adult life in Fairhill on the north side of the city and has committed his life to helping the people of the northside – initially as a Cork city councillor, then as a youth worker and for the past fifteen years as Director of the Cork Life Centre 

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  • Don O'Leary Honorary Doctorate Speech

    13 Nov 2021
    Don O'Leary Honorary Doctorate Speech

    "I would like to convey my sincere gratitude to the National University of Ireland and in particular University College Cork for bestowing this great honour on me today. Thank you to NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning, NUI Registrar Dr Attracta Halpin and UCC President Professor John O Halloran. I would like to extend my gratitude to the many members of UCC faculty those who are present and indeed those who are not that I am lucky enough to consider friends of mine and great supporters of the Cork Life Centre(special mention to Professor Ursula Kilkelly and Dr Sharon Lambert)

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  • Honorary Citation by Dr Michael Byrne for Dr Margaret Murphy

    05 Nov 2021
    Honorary Citation by Dr Michael Byrne for Dr Margaret Murphy

    "A Sheansailéir, a Uachtaráin, a mhuintir na hOllscoile, ceimigh bhliain 2021, agus a dhaoine uaisle,  

    It is entirely fitting, that on this day of celebration and conferring in a College of Medicine and Health, in a School of Nursing and Midwifery, that we celebrate and honour the extraordinary achievements and the incredible work of a woman that has undoubtedly made healthcare a far safer place- safer for both patients and clinicians. 

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  • Dr Margaret Murphy Honorary Doctorate Speech

    05 Nov 2021
    Dr Margaret Murphy Honorary Doctorate Speech
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