Trinity appoints new community liaison officer

Posted on: 19 July 2017

Trinity College Dublin has appointed a new community liaison officer to facilitate and promote engagement between the college and the local area.

From L-R: former Trinity Provost Dr John Hegarty, Dr Ciaran O'Neill, Professor Ciaran Brady, and current Trinity Provost Dr Patrick Prendergast

Over the years, the Trinity’s community liaison officer has worked extensively with the local community on various activities and events, addressing any issues that may arise well as communicating the current and future plans of the university.  

Established in 2002, the community liaison officer works on a voluntary basis to help Trinity further develop its relationship with the city and the immediate local community and to encourage inclusive access to the college community. 

Ussher Assistant Professor in the Department of History Dr Ciaran O’Neill will take over the position from Professor Ciaran Brady who spent the last 11 years in the role.   

On his departure from the role, Professor Brady praised the assistance of the Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast as well as the previous Provost, Dr John Hegarty.

 “I was asked to do it by the previous Provost John Hegarty”, said Professor Brady, “since then, the two provosts I’ve worked with have been amazingly supportive.

“Provost Hegarty and Prendergast made my job so much easier”

Professor Ciaran Brady

Ussher Assistant Professor O’Neill, who will now take over the role as community liaison officer, said, “Ciaran Brady has given sterling service to the role over the past 11 years or so. I’m delighted to continue on his work with our neighbours here in Dublin 2. This is an exciting time for the docklands, in particular, and it is important that Trinity continues to build and maintain the links we have made with local groups and institutions since this role was created back in 2002”.

Speaking on the occasion of Professor Brady’s retirement from the role, Provost, Dr Patrick Prendergast praised the work and commitment of Professor Brady over the last 11 years as well as reaffirming Trinity’s commitment to develop and enhance relationships with the neighbouring community.  

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