THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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About Academic Board

The Academic Board oversees the programme and public engagement for the Academy. It coordinates the work of ten multidisciplinary committees and aims to seek common strands for collaboration. The board is made up of the chairs of each of the multidisciplinary committees, officers of the Academy and staff. The Academic Board decides on themes for the public engagement programme and ensures the successful delivery of the programme.

The terms of reference for the Academic board can be found here.

The membership of the Academic board is:

  • Steven Ellis
  • Catherine Godson
  • Michael Jones
  • Dennis Kennedy
  • John Morison
  • Nollaig Ó Muraíle
  • Rosalind Pritchard
  • Tom Ray
  • Patrick Shannon
  • Alan Smeaton
  • Gilly Clarke
  • Pauric Dempsey
  • Pat Guiry
  • Eugene Kennedy
  • John Maguire
  • Imelda Maher
  • Peter McHugh

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