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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  • James Patrick O'Connor

    BSc, PhD(NUI 1970, 1975) Emeritus Entomologist, National Museum of Ireland Member, Science 2005
  • Brian O'Connor

    BA(NUI 1988), MA(NUI 1990), DPhil(Oxon 1995), DLitt(NUI 2021) Professor of Philosophy, UCD Member, PL&A 2021
  • Denjoe O'Connor

    DIAS Member, Science 2012
  • James Stewart O'Donnell

    MB.BAO.BCh, BA(Dubl 1990), PhD(Imperial College 2001), FRCPI(2007), FRCPath(2007), FFPath 2008), ScD(Dubl 2021) Professor of Vascular Biology and Consultant Haematologist, RCSI and St James's Hospital Member, Science 2023
  • Ian Michael O'Donnell

    MA(Dubl 1988), MPhil(Cantab 1989), PhD(London 1992), MA(Oxon 1993), LLD(NUI 2005), LLD(Cantab 2023), FRHistS, FBPsS Professor of Criminology, UCD Member, PL&A 2015
  • Mary O'Dowd

    BA, PhD RIA Secretary, Professor Emeritus of Gender History, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Colin Dermot O'Dowd

    DSc, FInsP, FRMetS, PhD, BSc. Personal Professor of Physics, University of Galway Member, Science 2011
  • Lorraine O'Driscoll

    PhD(DCU 1995), MSc(NUI 1991), BSc(NUI 1989), MA jo(Dubl, 2012), FTCD(2012), FRSB(2020), RIA Vice President for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Full Professor of Pharmacology and Biomedicine , TCD Member, Science 2021
  • Caitriona M O'Driscoll

    BSc(NUI 1976), MA(jo Dubl 1981), PhD(Dubl 1983) Professor of Pharmaceutics, UCC Member, Science 2024
  • Anthony Gilbert O'Farrell

    MSc(NUI), PhD(Brown) Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Maynooth Member, Science 1981
  • James Patrick O'Gara

    BSc(NUI 1990), PhD(NUI 1994), DSc(NUI 2018) Professor of Infectious Disease Microbiology, University of Galway Member, Science 2022
  • Fergal O'Gara

    PhD, DSc Professor and Head of Microbiology/Director of Biomerit, UCC Member, Science 2003
  • John O'Halloran

    BSc(NUI 1984), PhD(NUI 1987), DSc(NUI 2009) President, UCC Member, Science 2024
  • Eunan O'Halpin

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

    LLD(hc Dubl 1992), DSc(hc UU 1994), LLD(hc QUB 1995), LLD(hc NUI 1999), DPhil(hc DCU 2008), PhD(hc Dubl, NUI, UU, QUB) President Emeritus, DCU Member, Science 1999
  • Finola O'Kane Crimmins

    BArch, PhD (NUI) Chair of Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee Professor, School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy, UCD Member, PL&A 2017
  • John O'Keefe

    BA, MA, PhD, FRS, FMedSci Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL Honorary Member, Science 2018
  • Richard O'Kennedy

    BSc(NUI 1975), Dip(Dubl 1978, 1979), Dip(DIT 1979), PhD(NUI 1979) EASAC Biosciences Steering Panel Scientific Director, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU Member, Science 2014
  • Olivia O'Leary

    Member, PL&A 2019
  • Brendan O'Leary

    BA(Oxon 1981), MA(UPenn), PhD(LSE) University of Pennsylvania Honorary Member, PL&A 2016
  • Nuala O'Loan

    LL.B Hons(Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales), LLD(hc NUI) Chair of the Governing Authority NUI Maynooth and Member, House of Lords Member, PL&A 2012
  • Thomas O'Loughlin

    BA, BD, MPhil, PhD, DD, FSA, FSAScot Professor of Historical Theology, University of Nottingham Honorary Member, PL&A 2017
  • Mark J O'Malley

    BE, PhD(NUI 1983,1987). FIEEE, FIET, FIEI, Foreign Member, US National Academy of Engineering, EASAC Energy Steering Panel Leverhulme Professor of Power Systems, Imperial College London Member, Science 2008
  • Shane O'Mara

    BA(NUI), MA(NUI), DPhil(Oxon), MA(jo Dubl) Professor of Experimental Brain Research, TCD. Member, Science 2011
  • Colm Antoine O'Morain

    MD(NUI 1982) MSc(London 1983), DIPImm(London1984), MA(Dubl 2004), FRCPI(1985), FRCP(London 2002), FACG(US2003), aGAF(US2004), FEBG(2005), DSc(London 1998), DSc(hc Athens 2007). National lead Gastroenterology, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, TCD Member, Science 2011


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