Vice-Chancellor Fr John Dardis and Acting President Fr Conn Casey C.SS.R. (pictured together here) invited all those who have worked in the Milltown Institute over its forty years of existence to a party on 10th December. It began with Vespers under the baton of Tom Whelan C.S.Sp., and moved to the Refectory for wine and canapes. John congratulated the gathering on the prophetic role which the Institute had played over the years, and on putting behind it some painful staffing crises. As for future staffing in the event of a link with Trinity, the issue was not far below the surface. These are anxious times for people who have devoted themselves to teaching at Milltown.