Eulogy to Robert Elgie

  • Gary MurphyEmail author

On behalf of my colleagues, our students and alumni in the School of Law and Government at DCU, and indeed the Irish and international political science communities, I would like to say a small few words about Robert as we gather here today to say goodbye to him. I used to often joke with Robert that his email signature was so long if you read it to the end you’d forget what his mail was actually about. That email signature told you so much about Robert but also said very little about the extraordinary professional life he led and the impact he had on the profession, our university, our school, his colleagues and his students. It told you that Robert was the Paddy Moriarty Professor of Government and International Studies at our School and University where he had come to take that position in 2001 having previously worked in Loughborough, Limerick and Nottingham, that he had received Ireland’s highest academic honour by being elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy, that he had a...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Law and GovernmentDublin City UniversityGlasnevin, Dublin 9Ireland

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