Honorary Degrees handed out at Iveagh House on Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin.

In 2000 actor Gregory Peck received an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from the National University of Ireland (NUI) at a ceremony in Iveagh House in Dublin. The film star, now in his 80s, is a frequent visitor to Ireland. His grandmother came from Dingle in county Kerry. 

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry also received an Honorary Doctorate, along with Baroness Helena Kennedy, Liam Downey and Peter Barry.

An RTÉ News report by Roberta O'Riain broadcast on 6 April 2000.

Gregory Peck died in 2003 at the age of 87.