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New Hires in DRI

July 2014:

We've had a year of tremendous growth and output at DRI, and have hired a number of new staff across our partner institutions. We would like to take the opportunity to welcome these staff members -- some of whom joined us a while ago, and some in the last couple of weeks:

At Trinity College, we welcome two members who have joined the team to work on the Harry Clarke demonstrator project -- Marta Bustillo, Assistant Librarian and Metadata Cataloguer, and Joanne Carroll, Digital Photographer, who are both based at TCD's Digital Resource & Imaging Services (DRIS). At the Trinity Centre for High Performance Computing (TCHPC), Jenny O'Neill has joined the team as a DRI Data Curator. And most recently, we welcome Alejandro Lamas, the new Systems Developer at TCHPC.

At NUI Maynooth, Brian Hughes joins the team as a postdoctoral researcher on the Letters of 1916 Demonstrator project, which is housed at An Foras Feasa under the new NUIM Co-PI, Susan Schreibman.

At DIT, Fabrizio Valerio Covone is the new software engineer working on DRI's user interface.

And at the Royal Irish Academy, several new staff have joined DRI to work on leveraged projects. Christophe Debruyne joins us as the Linked Data specialist on the DRI-Insight RTÉ Project, Dolores Grant comes on board as the IRL-DRI Digital Archivist on the Irish Records Linkage 1864-1913 Project, and we welcome aboard two staff members to deliver DRI's new role in administering the Royal Irish Academy's contribution to the Digital Arts and Humanities Collaborative PhDLorna Murphy, DAH Executive Assistant, and Sharon Webb, DAH Knowledge Transfer Manager.

Welcome to the DRI! We are very pleased to have you all as part of our team.


August 2013:

We are pleased to announce a number of changes in DRI staffing:

At the Royal Irish Academy, Paddi Leinster, our Programme Manager, returns from leave this week. Welcome back, Paddi! 

Kate McCarthy, our interim Programme Manager, will be transferring the role back to Paddi, and then will move onto her new position in DRI, as the DRI-INSIGHT Digital Archivist. In this capacity, she will work on a joint project with DRI, RTÉ, and Insight @ NUIG (DERI), which has been created as a result of DRI winning SFI funding in the new major Research Centres Programme (See and

This collaborative project also secures Dr. Nuno Lopes, who has been working on a Linked Data project with DRI and Fiontar, as the new DRI-INSIGHT Linked Data Specialist. The goal of the project is to deliver a rich Content Discovery prototype across all the RTÉ Archives, which will also enhance the DRI Repository.
We are also pleased to welcome Peter Tiernan to the DRI team at Trinity College Dublin. Peter is our new Systems and Storage Engineer, and will be working on the DRI storage layer as part of the Design and Implementation team.


May 2013:

Please welcome the following new staff to DRI:

Catherine Ryan, Digital Archivist Assistant, Royal Irish Academy
Katie Blackwood, Research Assistant, Kilkenny Design Workshops demonstrator project, NIVAL at NCAD
Kate McCarthy, Programme Manager of DRI, Royal Irish Academy



February 2013:

Over the past month, we've had three new additions to the DRI team. We are pleased to welcome:

Helen Ryan, who is taking over as our Programme Manager at the RIA
Anna Deegan, UI and UX Designer at the Digital Media Centre at DIT
Monica Harasimiuk, Software Engineer - Internationalisation Team, also at the DMC at DIT.



January 2013:

We are delighted to announce the appointment of several new members to the DRI team over the last months:

James Wogan, Decipher Dissemination and Exploitation Manager, based at the RIA
Dr. Nuno Lopes, Research Associate at DERI, on secondment to us at the RIA
Rósmáire Ní Cholla, Digital Curator, based at NUIG
Kathryn Cassidy, Software Engineer at TCD's TCHPC
Stuart Kenny, Software Engineer at TCD's TCHPC


September 2012: Over the past few months, our team has grown. We are happy to welcome the following people to the DRI team:

Rebecca Grant, our new Digital Archivist, based at the Royal Irish Academy.
Dr. Natalie Harrower, our new Manager of Education and Outreach, also based at the Royal Irish Academy.
Mairead Heffron, who is taking over as Programme Manager of the DRI project while Paddi Leinster is on maternity leave.
Sinead Redmond, Software Engineer with an Foras Feasa, NUI Maynooth.
Raymond Noonan, Software engineer with an Foras Feasa, NUI Maynooth.