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

  • Mary Canning

    BA, MA, H. Dip.Ed., PhD(NUI 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973), DLitt(hc NUI 2014) Senior Vice President Board Member, Higher Education Authority Member, PL&A 2010
  • Daniel Carey

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

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

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1975, 1976, 1987) Associate Professor of Archaeology, UCD Member, PL&A 2004

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