Michael Tansley the Recipient of the HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Award for Excellence and Insight

Tralee native Micheal Tansley was the recipient of the inaugural HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Award for Excellence and Insight for achieving the highest mark on the ‘Reflections on a Career in Taxation’ essay as part of the Masters in Taxation course in the University of Limerick. He was pictured at the graduation ceremony held on Monday 19th January receiving his award from Eoin Ryan (Partner with HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan and Kieran Gallery, (Course Director of the Masters in Taxation).

Eoin Ryan, Michael Tansley, Kieran Gallery1Michael previously graduated with first class honours from the University of Limerick in 2006 having completed his undergraduate degree in Law and Accounting.  Michael then worked for a number of years with Dillon Eustace, one of Ireland’ leading law firms, in their Dublin office.  While there he worked in the areas of taxation, structured finance, capital markets and financial services.  Michael was a member up to September 2013 of the sub-committee on Operational Tax which was established by the Irish Funds Industry Association and which comprised of members from the various legal, administration and accounting firms within the funds industry.

Michael returned to the University of Limerick in September 2013 to complete his Master of Taxation and graduated with first class honours in January 2014.  He is currently completing the final part of the Irish Tax Institute exams.  Michael is a keen sports enthusiast and has particular interest in GAA and rugby.

Speaking at the award presentation HLB McKeogh Gallagher Ryan Partner Eoin Ryan stated: “We are delighted to sponsor this award for the Masters of Taxation students. Supporting UL and its students is very important to our firm as we consider it an investment in the future of the region. UL provides its students with an excellent education and we commend Course Director Kieran Gallery and the lecturers on the quality of the Masters of Taxation course. Taxation is a very challenging career area- it is highly technical but also very commercial so it requires a broad skillset. The UL Masters takes a holistic, integrated and sustainable approach to teaching in direct response to the expressed needs of the profession. We are delighted that a student of Michael’s calibre won the award and wish him the very best in his future career.”