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The Hon. Ms. Justice Catherine McGuinness (MA 1957), former Dublin University Senator and Judge of the Supreme Court (retired 2006); recipient of Honorary Doctorate from Trinity, 2003. Appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D. Higgins, 2012. 

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Dr. David Thomas, (M.B., M.A., M.Sc., M.I.C.G.P., M.D. (h.c.)), Director, College Health Centre until 2006; Hon. Doctorate 2005.


  1. Professor Hilary Biehler (Delany), Professor of Public Law, TCD and barrister; former Head of TCD Law School, former Law Reform Commissioner; Pro-Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences 2010-11. 
  2. Dr. Mary Henry, Former Senator for Dublin University (1993-2007); Pro-Chancellor of Dublin University (2012-2015).
  3. Professor Neville Cox, Dean of Graduate Studies, TCD; barrister and Professor of Law, TCD.                              
  4. Professor David McConnell, Professor Emeritus of Genetics, TCD; former Vice-Provost, former Chair of the Adelaide Hospital and of the Irish Times Trust; Pro-Chancellor of Dublin University 2015-19.                                             
  5. Professor Eileen Drew, Director of the Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership (formerly WiSER), TCD.
  6. Professor Aoife McLysaght, Professor in the Molecular Evolution Laboratory of the Smurfit Institute of Genetics, TCD.
  7. Professor David Spearman, Former Bursar and Vice-Provost at TCD, former Chair of the Douglas Hyde Gallery; Pro-Chancellor of Dublin University (2009-12).
  8. Professor Jane Grimson, Pro-Chancellor of Dublin University (since 2016); former Dean of Engineering & Systems Sciences, Pro-Dean of Research, and Vice-Provost, TCD.                         



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Professor Terry Barry, Dept of History, TCD

Dr Peter Boylan

Marguerite Bolger SC (LLB, 1990)

Laura Carpenter, M.Phil, TCD

Denise Charlton

Dr Mark Coen, Lecturer in Law, Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

Professor Mary Corcoran, NUMI

Catriona Crowe

Simone George

Hugh Gibbons, Dept of Computer Science, TCD

Gráinne Gilmore BL

Professor Sheila Greene, Fellow Emeritus, Dept of Psychology and current Pro-Chancellor, Trinity College Dublin

Caroline Haughey QC

Nuala Jackson SC

Prof Joan Lalor, Professor in Midwifery, TCD

Claire Laudet, French Dept, TCD: former Senior Tutor, Trinity College Dublin

Gavin Lloyd

Professor Corinna Lonergan FTCD (Emeritus), Italian Department, TCD

Eoin Lonergan, TCDSU Education Officer 1989-90

Professor Bernard McCartan, School of Dental Science

Professor Gail McElroy, Professor, Political Science Dept and Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Trinity College Dublin

Professor Brian McMurry, Chemistry Dept, TCD

Jane Mahony

Professor Patrick Masterson, former President of UCD (1986-1993)

Rachel Matthews

Bill Meek, LL.B.

Dr. Michael O’Connell (BA, 1989), Lecturer in Psychology, UCD

Independent Senator Marie-Louise O’Donnell, Seanad Éireann

Professor John O’Hagan, Emeritus Professor of Economics, TCD

Professor Susan Parkes, Fellow Emerita & author of “A Danger to the Men - a History of Women in TCD”

Mark Pollock

William Quill BL

Professor Yvonne Scannell, Law School, TCD

Mary Shine

Dr Emma Stokes, Associate Professor (Physiotherapy), Trinity College Dublin

Gillian Travers

John Walsh, Ussher Lecturer in Higher Education, School of Education; former Chairperson, Trinity Research Staff Association

Professor Donald Weir, Fellow Emeritus, TCD

Alex White SC, former President TCDSU