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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  • Gerard Eugene Boyle

    BA(NUI 1977), MA(NUI 1978), PhD(NUI 1978) Director, Teagasc Member, PL&A 2010
  • Dr Damian Bracken

    University College Cork
  • Professor Daniel Gerard Mary Bradley

    BA, MA(Cantab), PhD(Dubl), FTCD Professor of Population Genetics Member, Science 2009
  • Hugh R Brady

    MBBCh, BAO, BSc, PhD, MD(NUI) Former President, UCD Member, Science 2009
  • Ciaran Francis Brady

    BA(Dubl 1974), PhD(1982 Dubl) Professor of Early Modern History and Historiography, TCD Member, PL&A 2014
  • John Brannigan

    BA(Thames Polytechnic, London 1991), MA(NUI 1992), PhD(Luton 1996) Professor of English, UCD Member, PL&A 2021
  • Fran Brearton

    BA(Durham 1990), MA(QUB 1993), PhD(Durham 1998) Professor of Modern Poetry, QUB Member, PL&A 2018
  • Liam Breatnach

    Senior Professor, DIAS Member, PL&A 2000
  • Caoimhín Breatnach

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1981,1984,1990) Senior Lecturer, UCD Member, PL&A 2010
  • Pádraig A Breatnach

    MA(NUI), DPhil(Munich) Professor of Classical Irish, UCD 1986-2006; editor of Éigse: A Journal of Irish Studies (NUI). Senior Professor, DIAS Member, PL&A 2003
  • Richard Breen

    MA, PhD(Cantab), FBA Professor of Sociology and Fellow, Nuffield College Member, PL&A 1998
  • Jennifer Brennan

    Director of Research, Development and Innovation, THEA
  • Loretta Glucksman Brennan

    Member, PL&A 2004
  • Niamh Máire Brennan

    BSc(NUI 1976), PhD(Warwick 1995), Fellow Chartered Accountants Ireland (1979), Chartered Director, Institute of Directors (London 2007) Michael MacCormac Professor of Management, UCD Member, PL&A 2020
  • Ciara Brett

    Cork City Council
  • John David Brewer

    BA(Nottm 1973), MSSc(Birm 1976), DSSc(hc Brunel 2012) FRSE Vice-Chair of Social Sciences Committee Professor of Post Conflict Studies, QUB Member, PL&A 2004
  • Maurice J. Bric

    MA(NUI), AM, PhD(Johns Hopkins) Associate Professor of History, UCD Member, PL&A 2000
  • Derek E.G Briggs

    BA(Dubl), PhD(Cantab), ScD(hc Dubl) G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Geology and Geophysics, and Curator-in-charge, Invertebrate Paleontology, Yale University Honorary Member, Science 2003
  • Peter Brown

    Director, Program in Hellenic Studies and Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University Honorary Member, PL&A 2010
  • Terence Peter McCord Brown

    GMG, MA, PhD(Dubl) Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature, TCD Member, PL&A 1992
  • Janet Elizabeth Browne

    BA(Dubl 1972), MSc(Imperial College 1973), PhD(Imperial College 1978), DSc (hc Dubl 2009) Professor, Harvard University Honorary Member, PL&A 2019
  • Kath Browne

    PhD(Gloucestershire 2003), MA(Sheffield 1999), BSc(Loughborough 1998) Professor, UCD Member, PL&A 2022

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