Ennis girl Lucy a winner in UCC awards

Ennis girl Lucy a winner in UCC awards


Lucy Hanrahan from Ennis was among the winners at UCC’s BComm and Law Work Placement Awards.

Lucy, a BCL (Clinical) student completed her placement at O’Gradys Solicitors in Dublin.

Presented by Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Head of the College of Business and Law, the awards were introduced to recognise and reward exceptional student performance during Placement, based on nominations by Placement employers.

Work placement is a hugely important part of studying at the College of Business and Law.

The College is hugely committed to offering students opportunities to apply their learning in challenging professional and practice environments.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.