Desmond English, b. 1937
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Desmond English, b. 1937


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Track 1: Background in Corofin Co. Clare and his early education. Joined the Irish Army in 1956, retiring as Captain. Studied at night at University College Dublin for a BComm degree, and followed this with a qualification in Accountancy. Track 2: His post in Trinity College Dublin in 1969 as an assistant accountant. Memories of the summer of that year, when the Northern Ireland Troubles began and he was drafted back into the army to assist in Border duties for a short time. The early years of working in Trinity; his promotion to Finance Officer. Track 3: The manner in which the experience of army discipline contributed to his skills in people management. His role as Treasurer of Trinity College and his involvement in managing the Trinity estates. Witnessing the transition to computerisation. Track 4: The challenge of administering an ever bigger institution. Track 5: The administrators of Trinity College and their responsibilities. His retirement in 1997 and the successor in his post.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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11.81 MB, 13.11 MB, 12.32 MB, 10.44 MB, 19.45 MB

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore