NUI honours former Taoiseach Cowen

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Wonderful news today that the architect of the 2008 bank guarantee Brian Cowen is to be given an honorary Doctorate by National University of Ireland.

Honorary National University of Ireland doctorate for Brian Cowen

It's in the great tradition of NUI:

It is a tradition in the NUI that former taoisigh and presidents are awarded honorary doctorates. Ireland has no official State honours system, but the practice of awarding honorary degrees by the universities functions as a kind of quasi-honours system.
The honorary doctorate, is the highest award the NUI can bestow. It will recognise Brian Cowen's extraordinary accomplishments

The doctorate degrees awarded honoris causa
are the highest awards of the University. The purpose of these degrees is to recognise
distinction in a particular field of human endeavour, related to the expansion of knowledge,
discovery and understanding; the deepening of scholarship in every discipline whether of the
humanities or the sciences; the critical appreciation and the practice of literature, music and the
visual and performing arts. In the main, these degrees are intended to further the purposes of
the University by honouring academic distinction, whether in the humanities or in the sciences.
In particular, NUI seeks to honour those whose academic distinction is linked in some way to
the culture, scholarship, traditions and values of the National University of Ireland. In honoring
distinguished individuals, NUI seeks to promote its own cultural and scholarly traditions and
values, including its commitment to the Irish language and Celtic Studies. In addition to
degrees honouring scholarship and creativity, honorary doctorates of the University are
conferred on individuals, who, whether in their personal or representative capacities, through
their energies, service and actions, have contributed significantly to public life, the betterment
of society, or individual freedom and dignity, in Ireland, Europe or elsewhere internationally.
http://www.nui.ie/college/docs/HonDegsGuidingPrinciples2016.pdf

One wonders in which of the eligible fields Brian Cowen's honorary doctorate will be given?

  • Degree of Doctor of Arts DArts
  • Degree of Doctor of Celtic Studies DLittCelt
  • Degree of Doctor of Economic Science DEconSc
  • Doctor of Education DEd
  • Doctor of Engineering DEng
  • Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts DFA
  • Degree of Doctor of Laws LLD
  • Degree of Doctor of Literature DLitt
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine DMed
  • Degree of Doctor of Music DMus
  • Degree of Doctor of Science DSc

"International Finance" is not on the list unfortunately. Perhaps "Economic Science" would be the right choice by NUI?
 


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Whenever I hear his name one of the first things that comes to mind is listening to him on morning Ireland when he sounded like he was still drunk from the night before.
 

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Whenever I hear his name one of the first things that comes to mind is listening to him on morning Ireland when he sounded like he was still drunk from the night before.
A Sympton of just how out of touch these places are.
 

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Didn't the gobshytes vote in his brother Barry in twice despite Clowan and FF ruining the country for decades to come. About 65% of people vote, 25% of that vote FF,so that 25% is the mainly the 'nice' 'respectable' middle class people and the vegetables who'd vote FF regardless if they nuked the feckin' country.
 

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Being honoured for being part of a government which completely wrecked this country.
 

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"through his energies, service and actions, he has contributed significantly to public life, the betterment of society, and to individual freedom and dignity"

It must be gratifying for those who earned doctorates from NUI to know they are in such rarified company.
 

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Here's the clip. To think this was at a time of national crisis, the topic was massive cuts to public expenditure, and the state interviewer made no reference to the state of the person he was interviewing. It was only when Coveney broke ranks with a tweet (that he came in for a lot of criticism for) that there was any acknowledgment by establishment Ireland that he was 'tired' ...

[video=youtube;dwjJFvyDA60]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=dwjJFvyDA60[/video]
 

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Wonderful news today that the architect of the 2008 bank guarantee Brian Cowen is to be given an honorary Doctorate by National University of Ireland.

Honorary National University of Ireland doctorate for Brian Cowen

It's in the great tradition of NUI:



The honorary doctorate, is the highest award the NUI can bestow. It will recognise Brian Cowen's extraordinary accomplishments



http://www.nui.ie/college/docs/HonDegsGuidingPrinciples2016.pdf

One wonders in which of the eligible fields Brian Cowen's honorary doctorate will be given?

  • Degree of Doctor of Arts DArts
  • Degree of Doctor of Celtic Studies DLittCelt
  • Degree of Doctor of Economic Science DEconSc
  • Doctor of Education DEd
  • Doctor of Engineering DEng
  • Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts DFA
  • Degree of Doctor of Laws LLD
  • Degree of Doctor of Literature DLitt
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine DMed
  • Degree of Doctor of Music DMus
  • Degree of Doctor of Science DSc

"International Finance" is not on the list unfortunately. Perhaps "Economic Science" would be the right choice by NUI?
Well he was touted as the smartest in the room!
 

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Whenever I hear his name one of the first things that comes to mind is listening to him on morning Ireland when he sounded like he was still drunk from the night before.
By the lakes of Pontchartrain.....
 

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Wonderful news today that the architect of the 2008 bank guarantee Brian Cowen is to be given an honorary Doctorate by National University of Ireland.

Honorary National University of Ireland doctorate for Brian Cowen

It's in the great tradition of NUI:



The honorary doctorate, is the highest award the NUI can bestow. It will recognise Brian Cowen's extraordinary accomplishments



http://www.nui.ie/college/docs/HonDegsGuidingPrinciples2016.pdf

One wonders in which of the eligible fields Brian Cowen's honorary doctorate will be given?

  • Degree of Doctor of Arts DArts
  • Degree of Doctor of Celtic Studies DLittCelt
  • Degree of Doctor of Economic Science DEconSc
  • Doctor of Education DEd
  • Doctor of Engineering DEng
  • Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts DFA
  • Degree of Doctor of Laws LLD
  • Degree of Doctor of Literature DLitt
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine DMed
  • Degree of Doctor of Music DMus
  • Degree of Doctor of Science DSc

"International Finance" is not on the list unfortunately. Perhaps "Economic Science" would be the right choice by NUI?
PHD in drinking, perhaps? or maybe folk singing or mimickery?
 

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I am an NUIG Graduate, which is part of the chain and it really has made a mockery of itself over the years and on and off, my mates from my time there and I, receive a few begging letters and we all give the same response or in my case none at all!
 

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Wonderful news today that the architect of the 2008 bank guarantee Brian Cowen is to be given an honorary Doctorate by National University of Ireland.

Honorary National University of Ireland doctorate for Brian Cowen

It's in the great tradition of NUI:



The honorary doctorate, is the highest award the NUI can bestow. It will recognise Brian Cowen's extraordinary accomplishments



http://www.nui.ie/college/docs/HonDegsGuidingPrinciples2016.pdf

One wonders in which of the eligible fields Brian Cowen's honorary doctorate will be given?

  • Degree of Doctor of Arts DArts
  • Degree of Doctor of Celtic Studies DLittCelt
  • Degree of Doctor of Economic Science DEconSc
  • Doctor of Education DEd
  • Doctor of Engineering DEng
  • Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts DFA
  • Degree of Doctor of Laws LLD
  • Degree of Doctor of Literature DLitt
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine DMed
  • Degree of Doctor of Music DMus
  • Degree of Doctor of Science DSc

"International Finance" is not on the list unfortunately. Perhaps "Economic Science" would be the right choice by NUI?
One thing Ireland does do well is rewarding failure.
 

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Did Bertie 'They should just go and commit suicide, I won it on the gee gees' Ahern get one?
 

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Has Trinity given any to prominent politiicians and if they did were they Blueshirts?
 

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I hope John Tierney gets one now!
 

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Has Trinity given any to prominent politiicians and if they did were they Blueshirts?
Trinity's Honorary Doctorates have taken on a 'human rights' theme under the auspices of current chancellor Mary "Where's my Nobel Prize?" Robinson. Panty Bliss and Bob Geldof have been recent awardees ...
 

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Here's the clip. To think this was at a time of national crisis, the topic was massive cuts to public expenditure, and the state interviewer made no reference to the state of the person he was interviewing. It was only when Coveney broke ranks with a tweet (that he came in for a lot of criticism for) that there was any acknowledgment by establishment Ireland that he was 'tired' ...

[video=youtube;dwjJFvyDA60]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=dwjJFvyDA60[/video]
the night before was some sort of party shindig or other and he was great craic apparently. Nothing wrong with that but you'd have thought he would have maybe reigned it in a bit if he had an interview the next morning, at a time when the country was on the verge of calling in the IMF. It was about two months before, I think.
 


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