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Enda Kenny to be conferred with honorary doctorate by the NUI

The doctor will see you on 23 October.

Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

FORMER TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny is to receive an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland (NUI).

The ceremony is to take place on Monday week, according to the college.

Kenny was educated at the university in Galway, and later studied in St Patrick’s College of Education in Dublin.

He worked briefly as a primary school teacher before entering the world of politics in 1975 following the death of his father.

The doctorate is being conferred by the NUI which represents a number of third level institutions across the country.

Honorary doctorate 

Kenny isn’t the only former Taoiseach to be honoured in this way this year.

In July, former taoiseach Brian Cowen was conferred with an honorary doctorate by the National University of Ireland.

In a speech at the Dublin Castle event, Cowen said that he regrets the jobs that people lost during the recession, but defended his time in government.

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