Word just in of the death of Professor Louis Smith, formerly of UCD.
Students and colleagues will remember Louis with affection and admiration. As a teacher he was bright and enthusiastic: sometimes impenetrable, sometimes absent-minded, but always very engaging. As a colleague he was obliging and cheerful.
Louis was an able and original commentator on policy issues. He was passionate about agricultural cooperatives and about ‘Europe’. His early and influential role in the debate about the link with sterling should not be forgotten.
His funeral takes place in Donnybrook church tomorrow at 10 a.m.
Sympathies to his family. Reminiscences about Louis welcome: ni bheidh a leitheid aris ann, cinnte!