Monthly Archives: January 2020

ROW Annual Dinner 2020

Over 70 past pupils and guests enjoyed a great evening at the Annual Dinner in the Westbury Hotel on Saturday January 25th. The PV Doyle trophy for Row Person of the Year was presented to Pat Neill by PPU President Jerry Carroll. In addition to representatives of Synge St. St. Josephs and O’Connells, five Leaving Cert Pupils, Casey Swaine, Kacper Jaroszynski, Safiya Gopee, Caitlin Tucker and Gabriel Batalla were guests of the PPU on the evening. They were interviewed by MC, Jim Conway. All showed a confidence and ability which is a great tribute to Principal, Kate Byrne and her staff at the ROW.
Our usual photographer, Patrick Dowling, was indisposed and unable to attend on the night but John Murray filled in and did a great job with his camera. Many thanks, John. Below are a small selection of John’s photos and we will put up some more later.

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Pat Neill Elected Row Person of the Year 2020

PPU President, Jerry Carroll, and committee are pleased to announce that Pat Neill has been elected Row Person of the Year 2020 and will be presented with the PV Doyle trophy at our Annual Dinner on Saturday January 25th. Tickets for the Dinner are still available from John Cullen 087 2312728.

Pat Neill wearing Dun Laoghaire Chamber Chain of Office

Pat completed his Leaving Cert in 1973 and joined an Garda Siochana in September 1974. He was appointed Detective in 1978 involved in the newly formed Anti-Terrorist Unit.

Pat reached the rank of Inspector and trained with most of the Anti-Terrorist Units in Europe and in New Jersey USA.

Between 1993 and 2000 Pat managed the Specialist Training School at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park.

In 1994 Pat was Received the Toast Masters of the Year Award, Hellfire Toast Masters Club.

In 1994 also Pat the Garda National Award for developing a drugs awareness strategy programme for all Garda districts, in order to deliver a single message when lecturing to schools throughout the country.

In 1997 Pat developed and co-ordinated the first course for Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) on money laundering and asset seizing (Garda, Customer, Revenue)

In 1997 Pat completed his academic education with International Executive Master in Business Administration (IE.MBA) Smurfit’s Business School.

in 1998 Pat developed the Batchelor of Arts Degree Programme “BA Degree in Police Management” for Senior Garda Officers, in association with UL.

Pat acted as an advisor to the 2016 Dun Laoghaire County Council Development Plan on matters relating to County Transportation. he ensures that DLR Chamber is represented on the (SPC’s) advisory committees, Public and Social Housing Committees.

Pat represents Dundrum Town Centre retailers on two of IBEC’s advisory committees relating to Health and Safety in Retail and Transportation Committee.

Pat was invited on to the Board of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Chamber of Commerce in 2008. From May 2016 to May 2018 Pat served as President of the DLR Chamber of Commerce. He remains a Director of CLR Chamber to this day.

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