A Kilsheelan man has scored the highest marks in a worldwide diploma.
Aidan Whelan from Seskin, Kilsheelan, came first in the world in the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Diploma in Financial Management finals at the sitting of the ACCA exams, which saw almost 200,000 students taking 384,000 papers across the globe.
He studied for the diploma at the Institute of Technology, Tallaght.
Aidan is son of Jimmy and Deirdre Whelan, and is a past pupil of Kilcash national school and the Christian Brothers School in Carrick-on-Suir.
After leaving secondary school he attended Waterford I.T. His aunt is Sr. Maureen Thornton, who worked in The Nationalist before joining the nuns 30 years ago. Sr. Maureen had the distinction of taking the first photo of the discovery of the Derrynaflan Chalice by Michael Webb in 1980.
Aidan, who lives in Ballycullen in South Dublin, is Lead Technical Design Engineer with BT in Dublin.