Irish PM Enda Kenny named as 2013 commencement speaker at Boston College
Kenny to be presented with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree
Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been named the official commencement speaker for Boston College’s 137th graduation ceremonies on May 20.
In a statement, University Spokesman Jack Dunn said that Boston College is delighted to have the Prime Minister speak at its Commencement, given the school’s historic ties to Ireland and Northern Ireland.
“Boston College was founded by a Jesuit from Ulster 150 years ago to serve the sons of Boston’s Irish immigrants,” said Dunn in the press release.
“Given our connections to Ireland and Boston College’s reputation as America’s foremost university in the field of Irish Studies, we are pleased that the Taoiseach will join us for our Commencement and receive an honorary degree during our Sesquicentennial celebration.”
Speaking to Boston College’s independent student newspaper The Heights, Dunn also said, “Prime Minister Kenny is an internationally respected leader with a well-known reputation for promoting human rights and causes of social justice, two issues that resonate with the Boston College community.”
“It also seems fitting, during our 150th anniversary, to welcome the leader of a nation whose history is intertwined with our own. We look forward to having the Taoiseach address our students on May 20.”
As part of the commencement ceremony which will graduate 4,400 students, Kenny will be presented with an honorary Doctors of Law degree from Boston College President Rev. William P. Leahy, SJ. The ceremonies will be held at Alumni Stadium at 10am on May 20.
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Virginia governor slammed by doctor over...
- Irish drugs mule to escape full trial and...
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Top Christmas Irish ads that will be bring...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Families as well as Catholic Church and governm
Quoting Churchill to an Irish audience to make a point is not the silliest part of this sad missive. Like so many "Conservatives" Conboy mBill O’Reilly slams Nelson Mandela as an unrepentant “communist”
Obama is not a socialist, that is why you got ACA run by private insurance companies instead of Single Payer. I know he's not a socialist because I amUnionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for new flag for Northern Ireland (VIDEO)
More 'fried brain' nonsense...A sibling of an Irish person...is Irish...stay out of the Sun, 'n keep trying, cobber!!!Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after applying for same-sex marriage license
Hi alisaann, in truth, the ones who lose the most are the children. Marriage affords most people a means to bequeath possessions to the family without