Two Presidents remember Labhras O Nuallain

At the inaugural Distinguished Lectures series  of the new  Institute for Lifecourse and Society at NUI Galway, 0n 30 November  2015, President Michael D. Higgins gave the Address.  During his speech he spoke warmly of the late Labhrás Ó Nualláin, former Professor of Economics, whom he had known and worked with as a student in Galway in the 1960s and ’70s. The President  praised his work on the Social and Economic problems of the West of Ireland and his efforts to tackle  the massive emigration of the times, which led to the formation of the Social Sciences Research Unit,  a precursor for the new ILAS on the NUIG Campus.   NUI Galway  President Jim Browne, also referred to Labhras’s autobiography and gave a short resumé of his life and of his time in Galway. U t Institute for Lifecourse and Society.

 

 

 

 

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