HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan were delighted to present their Award for Excellence and Insight to Cathal Hannon at the University of Limerick graduation ceremony. Cathal won the award for his ‘Reflections on a Career in Taxation’ essay undertaken as part of his Masters in Taxation course. He was pictured receiving his award from Mary McKeogh, Partner with HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan, and Kieran Gallery, Course Director of the Masters in Taxation.
Cathal is from Oranmore in Galway. He attended St. Joseph’s Patrician College, Galway before completing a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies, Sociology and Political Science in NUIG, where he graduated with a Second Class Honours Degree. He then proceeded to do a Bachelor of Law (LLB) in NUIG, graduating with First Class Honours. He undertook post-graduate study in the University of Limerick completing the Masters in Taxation in 2015, graduating with First Class Honours.
Cathal has been working in PwC in Dublin since last September. Based in the Human Resource Services Department he is putting his academic background to good use working in areas such as employment tax, social security and global employee mobility. He is also undertaking the professional tax exams with the Irish Taxation Institute and upon completion he intends carving out a successful career working on exciting and challenging projects.
Speaking at the award presentation HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Partner Mary McKeogh said: “We are delighted to once again sponsor this award for the Masters of Taxation students. UL plays such an important role in the life of Limerick city and in the lives of its students, we feel very strongly in our firm that local businesses should support it in as many ways as possible. I would like to congratulate Course Director Kieran Gallery and his staff on their excellent MSc Tax course. Having spent my career working in tax I appreciate how important it is to have a solid academic grounding in the subject which enables graduates – like Cathal – to really hit the ground running when they begin their professional career. We are delighted that a student of Cathal’s calibre won the award and wish him the very best in his future career.”