Captain Dick Twomey

Q&A with Captain Dick Twomey, BA 1954 Born in Wales to Irish parents, Captain Twomey spent two years in the Royal Air Force before studying Economics at UCD. In this interview, he discusses setting up a small airline in Berlin...

Lucinda Kelly

Q&A with Lucinda Kelly, HDipEntrepS 2003 Bringing together an entrepreneurial spirit, family background in retail and property, and corporate experience in mobile, Lucinda Kelly set up Popertee, an Airbnb-style service that matches vacant commercial spaces with businesses looking for a...

Dr Chris Murray

Q&A with Dr Chris Murray, BA English and Classics 2002 Dr Chris Murray teaches literature at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He is also the author of Crippled Immortals, a book about his experiences studying a Zen martial-arts Masters in...

Dr Julie Morrissy

Q&A with Dr Julie Morrissy BCL 2006, MA Creative Writing 2013
  Dr Julie Morrissy is the first person to hold the Newman Fellowship in Creativity at UCD. Julie is based in the UCD School of English, Drama and Film, and originally studied Law as an undergraduate. Her first poetry collection...

Dr Gráinne Healy

Q&A with Dr Gráinne Healy BA 1980, HDipEd 1981
  Dr Gráinne Healy is a successful chairperson, facilitator, trainer and social inclusion project manager. A leader in the social justice sector, her expertise was proven in 2015 as co-director of the Yes Equality campaign. Healy is the editor of...

Colin Keogh

Q&A with Colin Keogh BE 2011, ME 2012, PhD 2020
  Colin Keogh is an award-winning engineer who specialises in 3D printing and innovation. Colin is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Rapid Foundation - a charity project with the goal of “Putting technology in the hands of the people...

Dr Linda Mulligan

Q&A with Dr Linda Mulligan MB BCh BAO 2002
  Acting State Pathologist Dr Linda Mulligan was inspired to study medicine, and forensic pathology in particular, due to her fascination with detective TV shows and novels. In this Alumni Q&A, Linda discusses how she likes to unwind, a typical...

Daragh Fleming

Q&A with Daragh Fleming MA 2018
  Daragh Fleming is a 25-year-old UCD alumnus from County Cork. While studying for his Masters in Linguistics, he played basketball for UCD. Daragh has recently released a book of short stories called The Book of Revelations. He currently works...

Shaunagh Connaire

Q&A with Shaunagh Connaire BComm 2006
Shaunagh Connaire is an award-winning Irish filmmaker and journalist. After graduating with a Commerce degree in UCD and working as an accountant at KPMG, Shaunagh completed a Masters in journalism in London. Since then, she has worked for the BBC,...

Gerald Fleming

Q&A with Gerald Fleming BSc 1978, MSc 1981
  Gerald Fleming is an experienced broadcaster and meteorologist. Gerald was Head of Forecast with Met Eireann for almost ten years and is a familiar face as leader of the RTÉ Weather Team for many years before that. He has...

Donn Holohan and Elspeth Lee

Q&A with Donn Holohan, BArch 2011 and Elspeth Lee, BArch 2008 What was your experience like studying at Richview? Neither of us had family backgrounds in architecture, but we were both drawn to it as a profession – Donn had...

John Carey

Q&A with John Carey, BE (Chem) 1983 I wanted a Degree that gave me the most options… My father passed away when I was very young, and my sister Renee and I were incredibly close. As siblings we encouraged each...

Prof Mark Richardson

Q&A with Prof Mark Richardson, BE Civil Engineering 1977 Why UCD Engineering? My very first introduction to UCD was in the 1960’s when my friends and I were just old enough to ride bicycles. We would cycle around Belfield, which...

Ciarán Cuffe

Q&A with Ciarán Cuffe, BArch 1989 & MRUP 1996 Why did you choose to study architecture? You could say that I come from a family of Architects. I am one of eight-children and three of us went on to study...