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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Academic Board

  • Pauric Dempsey

    Head of Communications and Public Relations, Communications and Public Relations
  • Steven Godfrey Ellis

    BA, MA(Manchester 1973, 1974), PhD(QUB 1979), DLitt(NUI 1988) Chair, Historical Studies Committee Established Professor of History and Head of School of Humanities, NUIG Member, PL&A 2012
  • Ms Rebecca Gageby

    Head of Programmes and Administration, Royal Irish Academy
  • Catherine Godson

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1984, 1988) Chair, Life Sciences Committee Professor, University College Dublin Member, Science 2011
  • Patrick Jerome Guiry

    BSc, PhD. CChem Secretary for Science. Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Head of School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Director of the Centre for Synthesis and Chemical Biology,, UCD Member, Science 2013
  • Michael Bevan Jones

    BA, PhD(Lanc 1968,1971). FTCD Chair, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee Emeritus Fellow, TCD Member, Science 2003
  • Dennis Kennedy

    BA(S. Francisco), MA, PhD(Calif), MA(jo Dubl) Chair, Study of Languges, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee Samuel Beckett Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies,, Trinity College Dublin Member, PL&A 2005
  • Imelda Maher

    BCL(NUI), LLM(Temple), BL(Kings Inns) Humanities Secretary Sutherland Full Professor of European Law, UCD Member, PL&A 2011
  • Peter Edward McHugh

    BE, ScM, PhD Policy and International Relations Secretary NUIG Member, Science 2011
  • John Morison

    LLB, PhD(Wales) Chair, Ethical, Political, Legal and Philsophical Committee Professor of Jurisprudence, Queen's University Belfast Member, PL&A 2009
  • Professor Eamonn Nollaig Ó Muraíle

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1970, 1971, 1991) Cathoirleach, Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish, National University of Ireland, Galway Member, PL&A 2009
  • Rosalind M. O. Pritchard

    BA (TCD), PGCE (QUB), MA (NUU), DPhil (NUU), MA (NUU), PG Cert in University Teaching (NUU), Chair, Social Sciences Committee Emeritus Professor of Education, UU Member, PL&A 2013
  • Thomas Ray

    BA(Dubl 1978), MSc, PhD(Manc 1979, 1981) Chair, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee Professor, DIAS Member, Science 2009
  • Ms Sinéad Riordan

    Royal Irish Academy
  • Patrick Mary Shannon

    BSc, PhD. FEI, PGeo, EurGeol Secretary Emeritus Professor of Geology, UCD Member, Science 2003
  • Alan Francis Smeaton

    BSc(NUI), MSc(NUI), PhD(NUI) Chair, Engineering and Computer Science Committee Professor of Computing, DCU Member, Science 2013

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