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Academic and Professional Qualifications: B.A., H.D.E., Dip. AIL

Rory Brennan started his careers as teacher of English at the English Studies Centre in Casablanca, Marocco, before joining the Swedish Development Authority as trainer of overseas volunteers. He subsequently worked as teacher of French and English at College of Further Education, Dun Laoghaire, and as teacher of French at the Civil Service Commission. Rory took up the post of Adjunct Lecturer in Communications/Media Studies at Dublin Institute of Technology in 1982, staying with the institution for three years. From 1982-1989 he was Director of Poetry Ireland, the Irish national poetry society.

Rory worked as presenter and programme-maker of open-university type radio programmes on a weekly basis for the Education Department of RTE, the Irish state broadcasting agency, from 1982 to 1992. Since the 1970s he has been freelance writer and literary journalist, contributing to books, newspapers and periodicals such as the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Books Ireland, Times Literary Supplement etc. and anthologies in Ireland, US and Canada. This work has been recognized with the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the Listowel Writers’ Week Prize. He joined DCU Business School as Lecturer in Communications in 2001.

Teaching Areas: Communication Skills
Interview Techniques and Preparation
Research Interests: Two particular interests are: The clarity and validity of contemporary financial terminology. Also the ethical aspects of communication with special reference to the value of reputation.

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Selected Publications: Three collections of poetry:

The Sea on Fire, Dolmen Press, 1978
The Walking Wounded, Dedalus Press, 1985
The Old in Rapallo, Salmon Press,1998

Criticism and journalism:

Books Ireland: Reviewer of new work in the fields of Irish social and political history, modern literature and media, the visual arts - over the last two decades.
Irish Independent: Poetry critic for a decade from mid-nineties.