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University Awards - Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees 2007/08
Nov '07 Dermot Desmond In recognition of his outstanding contribution to business innovation and enterprise in Ireland.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws




Dec '07 Stephen Rea Actor - honorary Doctorate of Science 
Honorary Doctor of Literature




June '08 Olive Braiden Campaigner for legislative reforms in the areas of women’s rights for over 25 years
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Des Geraghty Led Ireland’s largest trade union (SIPTU) during the period of greatest prosperity in the country’s history
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Geraldine Kennedy  Editor of the Irish Times
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Professor Stephen O’Rahilly  The key to breakthroughs in medical research is that step between the science and the treatment: - what is more commonly known as translational research.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science
June '08 Professor Ji Baocheng Responsible for significant achievements in education reform, not just within his own university, (Renmin University of China) but in the wider Chinese context.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Professor Jürgen Huss Influenced silviculture throughout the world.  His research and teaching have influenced foresters in Europe, Latin America, and even here in Ireland where he has played an important role in influencing the Irish Government towards the sustainable development of the forestry sector.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science
June '08 Professor Xu Zhihong  Dedicated his life to research into plant development and plant biotechnology.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Geoffrey Dean the first scientist to conclude from his medical studies that the causes of multiple sclerosis were both genetic and environmental
Honorary Doctorate of Science
June '08 Anthony Pilaro in recognition of his philanthropy, and in particular his contributions to Ireland.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
     
June '08 Eddie O'Connor Founder and Chief Executive of Airtricity Holdings Ltd. from 1997 to January 2008
Honorary Doctorate of Science

University Awards - Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees 2007/08
Nov '07 Dermot Desmond In recognition of his outstanding contribution to business innovation and enterprise in Ireland.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws




Dec '07 Stephen Rea Actor - honorary Doctorate of Science 
Honorary Doctor of Literature




June '08 Olive Braiden Campaigner for legislative reforms in the areas of women’s rights for over 25 years
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Des Geraghty Led Ireland’s largest trade union (SIPTU) during the period of greatest prosperity in the country’s history
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Geraldine Kennedy  Editor of the Irish Times
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Professor Stephen O’Rahilly  The key to breakthroughs in medical research is that step between the science and the treatment: - what is more commonly known as translational research.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science
June '08 Professor Ji Baocheng Responsible for significant achievements in education reform, not just within his own university, (Renmin University of China) but in the wider Chinese context.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Professor Jürgen Huss Influenced silviculture throughout the world.  His research and teaching have influenced foresters in Europe, Latin America, and even here in Ireland where he has played an important role in influencing the Irish Government towards the sustainable development of the forestry sector.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science
June '08 Professor Xu Zhihong  Dedicated his life to research into plant development and plant biotechnology.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
June '08 Geoffrey Dean the first scientist to conclude from his medical studies that the causes of multiple sclerosis were both genetic and environmental
Honorary Doctorate of Science
June '08 Anthony Pilaro in recognition of his philanthropy, and in particular his contributions to Ireland.
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws
     
June '08 Eddie O'Connor Founder and Chief Executive of Airtricity Holdings Ltd. from 1997 to January 2008
Honorary Doctorate of Science