Jim retired from his post as stores co ordinator in
the Chemistry Department on Friday 16th May 2003 after serving the University
for almost 49 years. Jim joined the College Staff during the presidency of Dr.
A.O'Reilly in September 1954 and has served the University under Seven
Presidents. Jim has worked in a number of areas of College and has been a
member of the Chemistry Department for over 30 years. Throughout his working
life he has been involved in Trade Union Activities. His commitment,
loyalty and Dedication to the University in general and to the Chemistry
Department in particular has been outstanding. A very large gathering of his
colleagues attended room 320 to give Jim a well deserved send off. Guest of
Honour at the party was his wife Nell. Head of the Department Brian Jennings
presented Jim with a plaque on behalf of the University while John
Caffrey made a presentation on behalf of the College Staff. Work colleague
Chrissie O'Flaherty presented Nell with a bouquet of Flowers. The party
was arranged by the TASC Committee of the department.
Retirement of JIM ALLEN