Professor Mary McAleese expected to be nominated as TCD chancellor
Former Irish president Professor Mary McAleese is expected to be nominated as the next chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, according to reports.
The Belfast-born barrister, who served as the eighth president of Ireland from 1997 to 2011, is frontrunner to succeed Mary Robinson – the seventh president of Ireland – as chancellor, The Irish Times reports.
Professor McAleese is currently based in Scotland following her appointment last October as professor of children, law and religion at the University of Glasgow.
Professor Ivana Bacik, the Reid professor of criminal law at TCD, is understood to be among those backing Professor McAleese for the role of chancellor.
Members of the university senate can nominate candidates for the position for the next two months.