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Ruth Dudley Edwards: 'Who makes my list of people to be banished from Ireland this year?'

To get 2019 off to a good start we need to expel some of the worst sinners of 2018, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Tanaiste Simon Coveney. Photo: Colin Keegan / Collins Dublin

Tanaiste Simon Coveney. Photo: Colin Keegan / Collins Dublin

Tanaiste Simon Coveney. Photo: Colin Keegan / Collins Dublin

It's time for my annual cathartic purge of people who should be removed from the country. And what better place to start looking for deportees than back in my alma mater, University College Dublin, starting at the top with the president, Professor Andrew J Deeks.

Prof Deeks is one of a roving band of international academic-administrators, being an Australian who took up the UCD job five years ago after a period in Durham University as a pro-vice-chancellor where he "led the development of the university's global presence strategy and extensive international partnerships, particularly in China and Brazil".


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