Vincent O'Hora, Former Admissions Officer, Dublin Institute of Technology
Dublin Institute of Technology
County Mayo is the birthplace of Vincent O’Hora. In 1958 his family moved to Dublin, where he attended school with the Christian Brothers at O’Connell’s Schools. He began his studies for a BA in UCD in 1965, but decided instead to take up a post as temporary assistant primary teacher. After a short time, he took employment in London with the International Telegraph, and in 1971 he returned to Dublin, and worked for six years as a clerical officer with City of Dublin VEC at Bolton Street. In 1978 he was transferred to the Payroll section in Head Office in Ballsbridge, and two years later he was promoted to Management Services. He discusses the various turning points and decisions arrived at in the City of Dublin VEC, and the partnership agreement established with Trinity College Dublin. In 1984 he was appointed Admissions Officer, a post he held until his retirement in 2008. He speaks about various challenges he encountered during his career.
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