Bachelor, Dublin University, 1963. Master of Arts, Dublin University, 1966. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Dublin University, 1998.
Managing director Colin Smythe Ltd., England, since 1966. Managing director Vista Records Ltd., England, 1979-1983, Van Duren Publishers, Ltd., England, 1987-1992. Visiting professor University Moderna, Lisbon, Portugal, since 1990, University Ulster, Northern Ireland, since 1993.
Visiting research fellow Institute English Studies, University Lonodn, since 2000.
Fellow Royal Society of Arts.