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Statement by President Higgins congratulating Prof. Declan Kiberd

Date: Wed 24th Apr, 2019 | 10:03

"May I congratulate Declan Kiberd on his election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a signal honour for one of Ireland’s most distinguished academics.

Professor Kiberd, who has taught at University College Dublin and at the University of Notre Dame, has lectured at universities across the world on Irish literature, including on the legacies of Joyce and Synge and on the literature and culture of revolution and social change.

It is a pleasure to send my congratulations to Declan Kiberd, one of Ireland’s leading scholars, on his election, which recognises both his achievements and the excellence of his work."