Údarás na hOllscoile

Údarás na hOllscoile, the University's governing authority, is responsible for managing and controlling all of the affairs of the University.

List of Members


  • The Hon Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness


  • Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh

Registrar and Deputy-President

  • An tOllamh Pól Ó Dochartaigh

University Professors/Associate Professors (5)

  • Professor Grace McCormack
  • Professor Tim O'Brien
  • Professor Vincent O’Flaherty
  • Professor Terry Smith
  • Professor Breda Sweeney

Other University Academic Staff (5)

  • Ursula Connolly
  • Dr Anthony Grehan
  • Dr Pat Morgan
  • Dr Anne O'Connor
  • Dr Gerard Wall

Other University Employees (3)

  • Sinéad Beacom
  • Dr Eric Mortimer
  • Brendan O’Looney

Elected Officers of Comhaltas na Mac Léinn/Students’ Union (2)

  • Lorcán Ó Maoileannaigh (President)
  • Andrew Forde (Vice-President/Education)

Postgraduate Student (1)

  • Michelle Mitchell 

Nominations of External Organisations (3)

  • Ruth Curran (IBEC)
  • Sinéad Uasal Ní Fhatharta (Údarás na Gaeltachta)
  • Dr Donagh O’Donoghue (IBEC)

University Graduates (4)

  • BGen Ger Aherne
  • Conor Fottrell
  • John Glynn
  • Eoin Neylon

Local Authority Nominees (7)

  • Councillor John Cummins (Roscommon County Council)
  • Councillor Richard Finn (Mayo County Council)
  • Councillor Pearce Flannery (Galway City Council)
  • Councillor P.J. Kelly (Clare County Council)
  • Councillor Rosaleen O'Grady (Sligo County Council)
  • Councillor Eileen Mannion (Galway County Council)
  • Councillor John McCartin (Leitrim County Council)

National University of Ireland Nominees (2)

  • Dr Catherine Caulfield
  • Noel Daly

President of St. Angela’s College, Sligo

  • Dr Anne Taheny

Artistic/Cultural Category (1)

  • Garry Shannon

Minister’s Nominees (3)

  • Harry McGee
  • Dr John Greally
  • Madeleine Taylor-Quinn

 Non-members in attendance

  • John Gill (Cheif Operating Officer)
  • Professor Lokesh Joshi (Vice-President for Research)
  • Professor Anne Scott (Vice-President for Equality & Diversity)
  • Mary Dooley (Bursar)
  • Gearóid Ó Conluain (Rúnaí na hOllscoile)
  • Clare McCann (Oifig an Rúnaí)