Archives - October 1982
A KILLARNEY man, living in Tralee, has taken first place in Ireland in the final year examinations in Administrative Science at the Institute of Public Administration.
He is Donal Lucey of Derrylea, who has now been invited to join the faculty of Economic and Social Studies at Trinity College, Dublin to read the course leading to a B. Sc degree in pubic administration.
Mr. Lucey is a higher officer with the Customs and Excise in Tralee, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lucey, live at Tralee Road, Killarney. His wife, Ann Marie (O'Donoghue) is also a native of Killarney.
After arriving in Tralee some five years ago, he commenced lectures at the Regional Technical College in Clash, in a four year course which led to the Diploma in Administrative Science. He took lectures in public and social administration, economics, law, sociology and quantitative methods.
After hearing of his success, Mr. Lucey said. "The opportunity of obtaining an honours university degree while residing and working in a provincial town acted as a great incentive to me during the four years of part time study at RTC"
Earlier this year another student of the RTC got an honours degree in public administration. She is Mrs. Carmen (nee Brosnan) O'Sullivan a Castlemaine lady on the staff of Tralee UDC.
Another student of the College, Mrs. Mary O'Shea, of Meadowlands, Tralee, also has been invited to attend the Trinity College course.