Science, Law, Communications And Business Leaders Honoured In Limerick With Honorary Doctorates


L-R UL Chancellor Mary Harney; Pauline Petty, widow of honorary doctorate recipient Professor Even Petty; Terry Prone; Professor Roy Hayhurst and Professor Kerstin Mey, UL President – Image Credit Sean Curtin 

Leaders from the worlds of science, law, communications and business were honoured in Limerick today as they were conferred with honorary doctorates by University of Limerick.

Pioneer of Ireland’s public relations and communications sector Terry Prone; solicitor, businessman and civic leader Michael Houlihan and two of UL’s founding professors, Professor Roy Hayhurst and Professor Evan Petty (posthumously)  were celebrated as ‘four outstanding’ candidates for University of Limerick honorary doctorates. 

UL President Professor Kerstin Mey says the awarding of an honorary doctorate represents the opportunity to honour those who have inspired, and worked tirelessly to make great contributions in their fields of endeavour.

Michael Houlihan – image credit Sean Curtin