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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Council

  • Liam P Barry

    BE(NUI, 1991), MEngSc(NUI, 1993), PhD(Rennes,1996). Professor of Photonics Systems, DCU Member, Science 2019
  • Lorraine Byrne Bodley

    BA(NUI 1988, 1995), HDip(NUI 1989), PhD(NUI 1999), DMus(NUI 2012) Director of Research and Senior Lecturer, Department of Music, MU Member, PL&A 2015
  • Mary Canning

    BA, MA, H. Dip.Ed., PhD(NUI 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973), DLitt(hc NUI 2014) President Royal Irish Academy Chair of the Governing Authority, MU Member, PL&A 2010
  • Daniel Carey

    BA(McGill 1984), MPhil(Dubl 1987), DPhil(Oxon 1993) PL&A Secretary Professor, Director, Moore Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, NUIG Member, PL&A 2014
  • Claire Connolly

    BA(NUI 1988), MA(NUI 1990), PhD(Cardiff 1995) Professor of Modern English, UCC Member, PL&A 2018
  • Jane Conroy

    BA, MA(NUI), D-ès-L(Sorbonne) Vice President Professor in French, NUIG Member, PL&A 2003
  • Anne Fuchs

    MA, DrPhil(Konstanz). FBA Director, Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD Member, PL&A 2009
  • Paul Stanley Giller

    BSc(QMC 1976), PhD(Imperial College 1979), DIC(Imperial College) Professor Emeritus of Ecology, UCC Member, Science 2018
  • Catherine Godson

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1984, 1988) Secretary for Science Professor, UCD Member, Science 2011
  • Patrick Honohan

    BA, MA(NUI), MSc, PhD(Lond) Treasurer Former governor, Central Bank of Ireland Member, PL&A 2002
  • Michael Bevan Jones

    BA, PhD(Lanc 1968,1971). FTCD Emeritus Fellow, TCD Member, Science 2003
  • Mary Kelly

    BA, PhD(Dubl 1977, 1984), MBA(DCU 1992). Former Chief Executive, An Bord Pleanála Member, Science 2007
  • David N. Livingstone

    BA(1975), PhD(QUB 1982), DLitt(hc UA 2013). OBE, FBA, AcSS, MAE, FRSA Professor of Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 1998
  • Noel Lowndes

    BA(Dubl 1983), PhD(Glasgow 1987). Chair of Biochemistry. Chair of Biochemistry, NUIG Member, Science 2017
  • Anita Rose Maguire

    BSc(NUI 1985), PhD(NUI 1989) Vice President Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Director ABCRF, UCC Member, Science 2014
  • Martin George Southcote Mansergh

    BA(Oxon 1969, MA(Oxon 1974), DPhil(Oxon 1974), Doctorate(hc NUI 2017) Vice-Chair of the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations Member, PL&A 2018
  • Patrick Gerald McKenna

    BSc(UU 1976), PhD(QUB 1979), DSc(hc NUI), LLD(hc QUB). FSB, CBiol, FIBMS, FRSA Senior Vice President, Member of Seven Academies Group Hon Executive Secretary and President Emeritus, Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Science (HUCBMS), Professor Emeritus and former Vice Chancellor, UU Member, Science 2001
  • Helene M McNulty

    BSc, PhD(Dubl 1987, 1992), Diploma in Dietetics(DIT 1986), RD, HCPC(UK) Professor of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, UU Member, Science 2008
  • Eucharia Meehan

    BSc (NUI), PhD (NUI 1993), PgDip (TCD 1996), CDipAF (ACCA 1998), Vice President Registrar and CEO, DIAS Member, Science 2017
  • Brian Norton

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc Secretary for Policy and International Relations, Chair of Policy Oversight Group Principal, TU Dublin Member, Science 2016
  • Mary O'Dowd

    BA, PhD ALLEA Framework Programme 9 Working Group, Secretary, Professor Emeritus of Gender History, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Eunan O'Halpin

    BA, MA, PhD. FTCD Professor of Contemporary History, TCD Member, PL&A 2003
  • Shane O'Mara

    BA(NUI), MA(NUI), DPhil(Oxon), MA(jo Dubl) Professor of Experimental Brain Research, TCD. Member, Science 2011
  • Geraldine Sheridan

    BA, H Dip Ed, MA (NUI), PhD (Warwick) Professor Emerita in French, University of Limerick Member, PL&A 2012

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