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Feargal McCormack today (Friday 6th July) receives the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for his civic contributions.

Feargal was born in Warrenpoint and since 2009 has been a Visiting Professor at Ulster University Business School. In this role, he has made a highly significant contribution to the development of the School, through fostering links with leading business figures.

He is the current President of Chartered Accountants Ireland, (the leading professional body for Chartered Accountants in Ireland) and holds roles with major sporting and charity organisations including Special Olympics Ireland, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and InterTrade Ireland.

As the founder and Managing Director of the leading private professional accountancy practice PKF-FPM, Feargal is recognised nationally as a leading figure in the field of professional accounting. He is also a widely recognised and respected business mentor and advisor.

In 2012 he received the prestigious All-Ireland Award from the Institute of Management Consultants in recognition of his “significant contribution to business and public life in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland over the last 20 years”. Other recipients of this award have included Dr Martin Naughton and former Irish President, Mary McAleese.

Dr Feargal McCormack commented,

“It is a great honour to receive this honorary degree from Ulster University in recognition of my civic contributions. I am proud to be a visiting professor at the business school and it means a great deal to me to be among such revered honorary graduates as well as such a promising group of students. I wish them the best in their futures wherever their paths may lead.”