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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Membership

  • Meidhbhín Antoin Ní Úrdail

    BA(NUI 1987) HDip.Ed(NUI 1988), MA(NUI 1991), Dr Phil(Freiburg 1997) Professor, UCD Member, PL&A 2021
  • Máiréad Nic Craith

    BEd(MRI Limerick 1980), BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1983, 1985, 1990) BEd(MRI Limerick 1980), BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1983, 1985, 1990) Chair of European Culture and Heritage and Director of Research, Heriot-Watt Member, PL&A 2009
  • Máirín Nic Eoin

    BA, HDipEd, MA, PhD(NUI 1978, 1979, 1981, 1996) Cathaoirleach Choiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach Emerita Professor of Irish, DCU Member, PL&A 2016
  • Valeria Nicolosi

    PhD (Dubl 2006), Laurea (University of Catania 2001) Professor of Nanomaterials & Advanced Microscopy, TCD Member, Science 2019
  • Brian Nolan

    BA(NUI 1974), MA(McMaster 1975), PhD(LSE 1984) FEAM/ALLEA Committee on Health Inequalities Professor of Social Policy, Oxford Member, PL&A 2008
  • Philip John Nolan

    PhD(NUI 2003), MB BCh BAO(NUI 1991), BSc(NUI 1988) Former University President, MU Member, Science 2021
  • Brian Norton

    BSc(Nottm 1977), MSc(Cranfield 1979), PhD(Cranfield 1983), DSc(Nottm 1993), DUniv(hc), (UTTroyes 2021). FIAE, HonFCIBSE, CEng. RIA Secretary for Policy and International Relations, Chair of Policy Oversight Group, Member, EASAC Environment Steering Pane Head of Energy Research, Tyndall National Institute Member, Science 2016
  • Paul Maxime Nurse

    BSc(Birmingham 1970), PhD(East Anglia 1973). FRS, Kt The Francis Crick Institute Honorary Member, 2015
  • Bashar Nuseibeh

    BSc(Sussex 1988), MSc(Imperial College London 1989), PhD(Imperial College London 1994) Professor of Software Engineering & Chief Scientist (Lero), UL Member, Science 2021
  • Éamonn Ó Carragáin

    MA, PhD Professor of Old and Middle English, UCC Member, PL&A 2005
  • Tomás Ó Carragáin

    BA(NUI 1997), MA(York 1998), PhD(NUI 2003) Lecturer, UCC Member, PL&A 2013
  • Seán Ó Coileáin

    BA, MA(NUI 1966, 1967), AM(Harvard 1969), PhD(Harvard 1972) Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, UCC Member, PL&A 2004
  • Dáibhí Iarla Ó Cróinín

    BA, MPhil, PhD(NUI) Chair of Historical Studies Committee Associate Professor of History, University of Galway Member, PL&A 1996
  • Pól Ó Dochartaigh

    BA(Cardiff 1987), BA(Ulster 2004), PhD(Nottm 1995), DLitt(Nottm 2019), FRHistS, FHEA, FRSA. Established Professor of European History, University of Galway Member, PL&A 2010
  • Raghnall Ó Floinn

    BA, MA (NUI 1974, 1976), FSA Chair Historical Studies Committee Former Director, National Museum of Ireland Member, PL&A 2005
  • Cormac Ó Gráda

    MA, PhD Emeritus Professor of Economics, UCD Member, PL&A 1994
  • Tadhg Pól Ó hAnnracháin

    BA(NUI 1984), MPhil(NUI 1986), PhD(EUI 1995) Professor, UCD Member, PL&A 2022
  • Ruairí Ó hUiginn

    BA, MA(NUI 1976, 1980), PhD(QUB 1989) Senior Professor, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies Member, PL&A 2007
  • Eamonn Nollaig Ó Muraíle

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1970, 1971, 1991) Senior Lecturer in Modern Irish, University of Galway Member, PL&A 2009
  • Máirtín Ó Murchú

    MA(Dubl, NUI), PhD(NUI) Senior Professor of Celtic Studies, DIAS Member, PL&A 1988
  • Pádraig Seosamh Ó Riain

    MA, PhD Emeritus Professor of Early and Medieval Irish, Director of Locus Project, UCC Member, PL&A 1989
  • Fergal O'Brien

    BA, BAI( Dubl 1997), PhD(Dubl 2001) Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, RCSI Member, Science 2018
  • William Francis O'Brien

    BA, PhD(NUI 1982, 1987) Professor of Archaeology, UCC Member, PL&A 2008
  • Dáithí O'Ceallaigh

    BA(NUI 1966), H DIp Ed(NUI 1967), Dr Intl Rels hon(Geneva Sch Dip Intl Rels 2010), DPhil hon(Ulster 2017) Institute of International and European Affairs Member, PL&A 2019
  • Michael O'Connell

    BSc, PhD, DSc, HDipEd Professor of Botany (Personal Chair), University of Galway Member, Science 1996

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