by David Keane
The idea came about when John Conway, in a Proustian moment, came across an old photo of our graduation and emailed it to a few from the class. It soon became an idea to all meet up. We were the first cohort of Law and French in UCC, from 1996-2000, so this year is the 15th anniversary of our graduation. We managed to get 12 out of the total class of 16 together in London over the summer, where we had a French-style apéro party in the Keane back garden, followed by dinner in central London. We are currently working in Cork, Dublin, London, Paris, Luxembourg and Nice, mainly around law although some are working with French or in France. The conversation ranged from Paul Ricoeur to legal positivism via hermeneutics… well, maybe not!
In attendance (from L to R): Jennifer McCarthy; Ruth Niland; John Conway; Donagh Hardiman; Fiona Lee; Tricia Geraghty; Jayne Deasy; Catherine Weeks; David Keane; Aileen O’Riordan; Myles O’Byrne. Aonghus Fitzgibbon joined later.