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Former Trinity vice-provost dies

Former Trinity vice-provost and emeritus professor John Victor Luce died yesterday following a short illness at the age of 90.

Better known as JV Luce, he was a senior fellow of Trinity and was the 62nd vice-provost of the university from 1987 to 1989, a position which his father, Arthur Aston Luce also held between 1946 and 1952. He also acted as the public orator at Trinity for a number of years.

Mr Luce was the author of numerous books, including those on Homer and the Trojan War, a subject which he specialised in. He also wrote a book entitled Trinity College Dublin, The First 400 Years, published in 1992.

As a young man he was an avid sportsman and played hockey for Ireland in the 1940s and was captain of the Trinity squash and hockey teams, as well as playing cricket.

Action against 'Irish Mail on Sunday'

The National Consumer Agency has initiated legal proceedings against Associated Newspapers over the Irish Mail on Sunday’spublication last week of a Sunday Tribunefront page, writes Conor Pope. The agency believes the Mail was in breach of the 2007 Consumer Protection Act.

Independent News & Media, which owns a 29.9 per cent stake in the Sunday Tribune, is also considering action against Associated Newspapers and plans to make a complaint to the National Newspapers of Ireland.

The Mailcalled its mock Tribunefront page a “marketing exercise” to encourage Tribunereaders to continue to buy newspapers.