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Monday 20 November 2017

Nicky's brother has the write stuff with his BA in journalism

Edel O'Connell

WESTLIFE'S Nicky Byrne was among hundreds of guests who attended a conferring ceremony at one of the country's best known independent colleges yesterday.

Nicky, who is married to former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's daughter Georgina, was snapped proudly looking on as his younger brother Adam McGarry Byrne graduated with a BA in journalism.

Meanwhile, champion of young homeless people Fr Peter McVerry was presented with a prestigious award at the ceremony that saw 1,100 students graduate across a range of disciplines.

The tireless advocate for the needs of the disadvantaged and dispossessed was presented with the Griffith College Distinguished Fellowship Award by college president Diarmuid Hegarty.

The award is in recognition of Fr McVerry's dedication to young homeless people in Ireland and the outstanding work he has done over the past 32 years to establish much- needed services, including residential detox facilities, rehabilitation and emergency accommodation.

Irish Independent

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