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Honorary Life Members 2013


Peter Sutherland SC (1946-2018)

Peter Sutherland was Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, Chairman of the London School of Economics and was the UN Special Representative for Migration and Development.  He studied Law at UCD, went on to study further at King's Inns and was called to the Bar in 1969.

Mr Sutherland served as Attorney General of Ireland (1981-1984) and received many awards including an honorary Knighthood (UK 2004), the Gold Medal of the European Parliament (1988), the First European Law Prize (Paris 1988) and The David Rockefeller International Leadership Award (1998). Furthermore, he received the European Person of the Year Award (1988), the Irish People of the Year Award (1989), the Consumer for World Trade Annual Award (1994) for distinguished service, the Dean’s Medal (1996) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the RDS Gold Medal Award for Industry (1996).

University College Dublin Law School was renamed the Sutherland School of Law following the completion of its rebuild in 2012.


Professor Patrick Gerard Wall, MB, BAO, BCh, MVB, MSc, MBA, MRCVS

Professor Patrick Wall is Chairman of Horse Sport Ireland, Associate Professor of Public Health, School of Public Health and Population Sciences, UCD and Co-Director, UCD Centre for Behaviour and Health.

Professor Wall qualified in Veterinary Medicine in UCD and in Human Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He has an MSc in Infectious diseases from the University of London and an MBA from the Michael Smurfit School of Business. Professor Wall was the first Chief Executive of the Irish Food Safety Authority and made a major contribution to the setting up of this science-based consumer protection agency. He was the second Chairperson of the European Food Safety Authority, a pan-EU Agency with the remit to provide comprehensive scientific advice on food safety for the entire food and feed supply chains.

Professor Wall is also a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Public Health, member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine of Ireland and a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine in the UK.


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