What are they doing now – H.E Ambassador David Doyle

At 66 years old, David Doyle is enjoying his second, or perhaps, his third career.
After some 40 plus years in France, David is still professionally active as a diplomat, living near Paris, with his Belgian-born wife, Pascale.

How he got to being assigned to, and retained in, Paris, is a long story!

David started his career at CTT in Dublin back in November 1974, straight out of university and went in to serve at the CTT office in Paris mid-1975 to end 1977. “I worked with David Strahan, Bernard Rogan and the late Damon Pollard, at an exciting time in CTT’s quest to diversify trade promotion efforts away from one over-reliant export market”.

His career after CTT Paris took David on a journey over the ensuing 37 years as a diplomat to a number of International Organisations, spanning the OECD, the European Parliament and, more recently, UNESCO.

He currently serves as the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Caribbean state of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis to UNESCO – a Commonwealth small island developing state, independent since 1983.

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Don’t forget Nostalgia Nite !

Always the best night of the year, this year Nostalgia Nite will be on Friday, November 30, at the place where great plans were laid to save the economy when at the depths of its distress..the M1, Merrion Inn.

Marjorie will provide details to all CTT Alumni email list this week, but indications are that the AGM will begin at 6.45 pm, Drinkies at 7.30 and a great meal at 8.15.

A big attendance is expected. Paul Sheridan has already booked his flight from Australia ! The committee requests, kindly, that you indicate your likely attendance to a committee member in advance, (preferably well in advance), so that a suitable supply of quality food can be booked.

Do not let this opportunity pass, etc. Dress nicely. Blasphemy not permitted at tables.

Just a word about Membership

Membership of this CTT Alumni website is open to all members of the CTT Alumni Association, and indeed non-members of the Association who are former employees of CTT

But, the point is… you are not automatically a “member” of the website if you are a member of the association. (There are c. 200 members of the CTT ALumni Association  and c. 90  members of the site)

To be a “Member” of the website- which is free – you must Register on the site and select a password for yourself.  That is then required by the site whenever you need to “login” to the site

Normally you don’t need to” login” anywhere on the site. But there are some times when login is needed…If a story is long, only the first, top, part will be on the front page and available to public viewing. To Continue reading you will be asked to login. Also, only logged in members can Comment on posts.  And only logged in  members can upload images to the Galleries.  And maybe there’s something  else…I forget.

If not already a member of the site, just click the little red Register at the upper right side of this page.

Alumni Hymn

You’ve all heard of the Olympic Hymn?? OK?
The hymn below is proposed as the Alummni Hymn by Geoff MacE
(We welcome good suggestions from our members…)

No…doesn’t work…Sorry, Geoff…the video is too long/ heavy to be shown directly on this old system. So, I put it in my Dropbox and I give a link …Just click it and you should   see the link here

(Sorry Geoff…still doesn’t work…I keep getting error messages from Windows Media Player, telling me something about codecs or whatever..Windows 7) (Does anyone mouyt tyhere have a solution>  The link to the video from my Dropbox plays ok elsewhere, but not in this app.)


Nostalgia Night- a date for your diary – November 24

A message from Marjorie McHenry, Secretry General of the Association ( ..and you name it)

Dear Alumni,

Please check your diaries and ensure you have noted 24th November in the Merrion Inn for

Nostalgia Night.

There were over 50 participants last year, and a great night was had by all.

Details to follow.

Candidate for a future overseas position?

Checking out the Battle of the Boyne

Dennis, Selma, Sheila and Geoff

Thanks to Geoff MacEnroe for the images taken at a very nice outing to the site of the Battle of the Boyne and Oldbridge House,May 30, organised by Rosemary Craig. 14 attended

Mary Paula Walsh R.I.P.

    Our colleague, Mary Paula Walsh, has died after a long illness on 17 April 2017 – Reposing from 4pm to 6pm on Friday, 21st April, at Massey Bros. Funeral Home, Templeogue Village. Funeral Mass on Saturday, 22nd April, at 10am at the St. Mary’s Dominican Priory, Tallaght Village, followed by burial in Manor Kilbride Cemetery.  May she rest in peace.

Events to look forward to

 Here’s the short but good fun programme for this year, so far. (Golf and tennis will also be on the menu, but arrangements to be confirmed by John and Geoff)


May 23: Visit to the battle of the Boyne site.





Details (transport, et) to be confirmed. But, anyway, please signal your interest by emailing Contact Us on this site




July 28:   Midsummer B B Q on the Cill  Airne on the River Liffey 





Details, content , etc will follow soon. Watch this space. Always good fun, this one.






November 24 :   Nostalgia Night at the Merrion Inn

The best way to prepare for (or even skip) Christmas. A powerful night. We even nhave overseas visitors, regularly. And if you’re looking for existential meaning, loads of it here



Details for all of these are to be confirmed. But the dates are set, so you can place them in your diaries. And please signal you interest in attending by “reaching out” via Contact Us, the menu item atn the top of the Home page.

Tom Healy


Our former colleague, Tom Healy died peacefully at home with his family on 14th April.  and the remains are reposing today, Monday,  in Quinn’s of Glasthule from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.   Removal Tuesday to the Church of the Assumption, Dalkey arriving for 11.30 funeral mass.  May he rest in peace.