Pobal was delighted to be joined by colleagues, friends and family to remember Trutz Hasse, at a memorial evening in UCD Geary Institute which took place on Monday, 3rd December 2018.

Trutz was a socio-economic consultant who worked closely with Pobal over many years. He was the author of the Pobal HP Deprivation Index, a vital resource for Pobal to assist with targeting resources to the areas that are most in need. Trutz’s work was also used extensively throughout the state, by bodies such as the Department of Education and Skills, HSE, Revenue Commissioners, National Transport Authority, An Garda Síochána, and throughout the academic and private sector.

During a special event, colleagues and friends celebrated the work and achievements of Trutz Hasse and his life-long commitment to social inclusion and his contribution to tackling disadvantage in Ireland. Trutz was awarded an Honorary Directorate from UCD Geary Institute to acknowledge and recognise his significant contributions.