Professor Partrick Drudy also known as P.J. to his friends, is Emeritus Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at Trinity College, Dublin. In the 1960s he was a student at NUI Galway and studied for his B.Commerce Degree, as it was then known, under Labhrás Ó Nualláin. He has good memories of his undergraduate years in Galway and especially found Labhras’s Lectures both stimulating and informative in the many courses he covered at that time. P.J. went on to Cambridge University and carved out a stellar career in Academic Economics with a firm emphasis on application at a local and national level.