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Dublin City University Honorary Graduates
Dr Amal Al QubaisiDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 21 June 2018)
Willie WalshDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 4 November 2017)
Steve MyersDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 3 November 2017)
President Bill ClintonDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 17 October 2017)
Sr Stanislaus KennedyDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 17 October 2017)
Martin NaughtonDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 17 October 2017)
Labhrás Ó MurchúDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 12 September 2017)
Professor John Coolahan
(Deceased June 2018)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 12 September 2017)
Sonia O'SullivanDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 12 September 2017)
Tomi ReichentalDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 2 April 2016)
Olwen FouéréDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 2 April 2016)
Dame Jocelyn Bell-BurnellDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 5 November 2015)
Brian CodyDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 26 February 2015)

Dr Pearse Lyons 
(Deceased March 2018)

Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 26 February 2015)
Dr. Margaret MacCurtainDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 26 February 2015)
The Honorable Mrs Justice Susan DenhamDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 6 November 2014)
Dr Dermot LaneDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 6 November 2014)
Professor Muhammad YunusDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 18 October 2014)
Senator George J. MitchellDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 13 December 2013)
Sean KellyDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 13 November 2013)
Brian O'DriscollDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 13 November 2013)
Katie TaylorDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 13 November 2013)
Dr Tony ScottDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 9 November 2013)
Seamus MallonDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 8 October 2013)
David TrimbleDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 8 October 2013)
John FitzpatrickDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 11 June 2013)
Brian O'DwyerDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 11 June 2013)
Paid McGeeDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 10 November 2012)
John E Kelly IIIDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 5 November 2012)
Bro. Colm William O'ConnellDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 19th October 2012)
Seamus Heaney
1995 Winner Nobel Prize in Literature
(Deceased 2013)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 10 May 2011)
Owen KeenanDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 10 March 2010)
Mrs Mary McAleese
President of Ireland
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 29 March 2008)
Dr Martin McAleeseDoctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 29 March 2008)
Patrick J. Wright
Businessman
(Deceased)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 20 March 2004)
John McGahern
Teacher, short-story writer and novelist
(Deceased March 2006)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 8 November 2003)
David Hammond
Musician and Film-maker
(Deceased August 2008)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 5 November 2003)
Mary Davis
Chief Executive
2003 World Special Olympic Games
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 4 November 2003)
Fr Peter McVerry SJ
Jesuit Priest
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 2 November 2001)
Maurice Whelan
Engineer
Silicon & Software Systems
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 20 March 1999)
Neil V McCann
Fyffes plc
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 20 March 1999)
Louis le Brocquy
Artist
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 20 March 1999)
Roddy Doyle
Author
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 7 March 1998)
Wesley Cocker
Retired Professor of Chemistry
and Fellow Emeritus
Trinity College Dublin
(Deceased 30 January 2007)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 24 October 1997)
Patrick A Toole
Senior Vice President (retired)
IBM
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 24 October 1997)
Mary Robinson
President of Ireland
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 21 April 1997)
Paul Quigley
Former General Manager
Shannon Development
(Deceased 1 February 2003)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 25 October 1996)
John F Mitchell
Vice Chairman of the Board
Former General Manager
Motorola Inc
(Deceased 2009)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 25 October 1996)
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
Poet
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 20 October 1995)
Dr Kenneth Whitaker
Chancellor
National University of Ireland
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 20 October 1995)
Mr John Pilger
Journalist
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 11 March 1995)
Professor James G March
Professor of International Management
Stanford University
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 26 March 1994)
Her Excellence Jean Kennedy Smith
Ambassador of the United States of America
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 26 March 1994)
Mr Timothy Mahony
Chairman, Killeen Investments Ireland Ltd
(Deceased 22 June 2008)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 26 March 1994)
Mr John Hume
Member of the European Parliament
1998 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 26 March 1994)
Mother Teresa, MC
1979 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
(Deceased 1997)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 5 June 1993)
Professor Ernest T W Walton
Nulear Physicist
Joint Winner of 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics
(Deceased 1995)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 6 November 1991)
Mr Peter Sutherland
Former Attorney General and EC Commissioner
Director-General GATT
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 6 November 1991)
Mr Brian Friel
Playwright
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 6 November 1991)
Mr Charles J Haughey TD
Taoiseach
(Deceased June 2006)
Doctor of Philosophy
D. Phil. honoris causa
(Conferred 19 September 1990)