Papers of James Meenan – Move of UCD to Belfield - UCD Digital Library

Papers of James Meenan – Move of UCD to Belfield

Abstract: Two pamphlets relating to the proposed move of UCD to Belfield.

In collection Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVLRA)

Date created:
Type of Resource
Physical description
2 items
Scope and Content
Two pamphlets relating to the proposed move of UCD to Belfield: the first document describes the official UCD position on the plans to move to Belfield; and the second one, published by the organization Tuairim, argues that the proposal is undesirable and unnecessary.
Ownership / custodial history
Meenan, James Francis
Processing Information
The original processing of this material was carried out by Kate Manning in 1998.
Biographical History
Professor James Francis Meenan (1910–87) was born in Dublin, and was the eldest son of James Meenan, Professor of Medicine at UCD, 1909–50. He was educated at the Catholic University School, Clongowes Wood and University College Dublin where he graduated in political economy in 1931. He obtained a National University travelling studentship and spent the following two years in Rome and Padua engaged on study which led to the eventual publication of The Italian Corporative State (1944). Called to the Bar in 1935 he combined his legal practice with a part-time lecturing position in political economy at UCD. He was appointed to a lectureship in 1951 and succeeded George O'Brien as Professor of Political Economy and National Economics in 1961. Highlights of a distinguished academic and public career included membership of a number of government commissions, a directorship of the Central Bank and the presidency of the Royal Dublin Society of which he had been a member since the age of seventeen. The Irish Economy since 1922 was published in 1970 and George O'Brien: A biographical memoir in 1980.
Universities and colleges--Ireland--Dublin
Education, Higher--Ireland--Dublin
University College Dublin --History
University College Dublin --Buildings
Meenan, James Francis --Archives
Tuairim (Organization)
Area of interest
University College Dublin --Belfield (Dublin, Ireland)

Record source
Metadata creation date: 1998 — Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin. Finding aid encoded in EAD by the Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) - D.M., May 2008.

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Copyright of the original resource: © University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Dublin. Copyright and reproduction rights for all items in this collection are held by University College Dublin and administered by UCD Archives, UCD School of History and Archives, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.