Distinguished Past Pupil Medal Winners 2018

Distinguished Past Pupil Medal Winners 2018

Distinguished Past Pupils Many past pupils contribute to society through voluntary or charitable work, or excel in sport, science or the arts. These people embody the values that Terenure boys share and admire. This year and in the future we will recognise these worthy past pupils by awarding distinguished past pupils medals.


Dr. Jim Barnes (Class of 1944) Born in 1926, second youngest of eleven children, Jim graduated as a medical doctor in 1950. After working as an intern in England for a year, he returned home, and inspired by his brother, who was a missionery in Nigeria, Jim and his wife emigrated to what was then known as Southern Rhodesia. The Carmelites at that time, were opening a mission there, and over the next four years Jim and his wife provided all medical support in the area for the community as the nearest town was 160miles away. In 1955 he returned to Ireland with his family and set up his own GP practice. At the age of 70, in 1997 Jim returned to what was now Zimbabwe, and stayed until 1999 practising medicine. Jim is living in Ranelagh at present, close to his family.


Michael Stanley (Class of 1983) Michael is CEO and co-founder of Cairn Homes plc, and in June 2015 became the first Irish housebuilder to float on the stock market in over 20 years. The Current Market Capitalization value of the company is €1.34billion with over 2000 direct and contracted employees. Michael Stanley has a strong pedigree in home and property development. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer (2005-2014) of Stanley Holdings. Michael also cofounded Coastland Partnership (2001 to 2009), a partnership focusing on property development in Dublin and London. In recent years, Michael has served as non-executive director of Oneview Healthcare (2011 to 2016), and adviser to Endeco Limited, an Irish energy company (2011 to 2014). In 2012, he established Lead Asset Management Limited, a property development company which subsequently completed planning and redevelopment of a number of residential and commercial schemes in Dublin. Last July Michael was the recipient of the Irish Times Business Person of the Month Award, in association with KPMG and in November the company received the excellence in planning award and the Irish Property awards.


Inspector Paul Franey (Class of 1996) After graduating from UCD with a degree in Sociology and Politics Paul joined the Garda Síochána. Identifying the challenges faced by LGBT Gardaí, he became involved in raising the awareness of LGBT issues within the organisation.  In 2006 Paul attended a gathering of the European Gay Police Association (EGPA) in Stockholm and was quickly appointed as the EPGA ’s Irish representative. In 2015 he stepped down as Vice-President of the EPGA after seven years, to become the EGPA training ambassador. He recently drafted police training materials on behalf of the Council of Europe and has delivered the LGBT Hate crime training package to officers from across Europe, with the aim of making life better for LGBT officers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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