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DCU Deputy President Prof Daire Keogh

About the Deputy President

Professor Daire Keogh, BA, BPh, MTh, PhD

Daire Keogh is a Professor of History, Deputy President of DCU and the University's President-designate. Professor Keogh will succeed Professor Brian MacCraith as DCU President when his term of office ends on July 13th, 2020.

Daire served as President of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra (2012-16).  He has published extensively, on the history of popular politics, religion and education in Ireland.  A former Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow, he is currently Principal Investigator of an Irish Research Council funded project to publish the extensive correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen. 

Daire is a founding member of the European Quality Assurance Register Committee, the body charged by EU Governments with monitoring quality assurance in higher education across the continent.  He is a Chartered Director and is a member of the following Boards: Women for Election; Edmund Rice Schools Trust; and Dublin City University’s Governing Authority. He is Chair of the Board of Marley Grange National School in Rathfarnham and a member of the Board of Management of Clongowes Wood College. 

He is a member of the Irish Association of the Order of Malta, he recently completed a term as a Council member of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, and is a member of the Board of the Centre for Cross Border Studies (2012-17).

Daire is a graduate of the National University of Ireland (BA), the Gregorian University Rome (BPh), the University of Glasgow (MTh) and the University of Dublin (PhD).