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

  • Andrew Carpenter

    BA(Oxon 1963), MA(Oxon 1968), PhD(NUI 1970), FEA Emeritus Professor of English, UCD. Member, PL&A 2006
  • Janice Carruthers

    BA(Cantab 1987), MPhil(Cantab 1988), PhD(Cantab 1993) Professor of French Linguistics, QUB Member, PL&A 2021
  • James Patrick Casey

    LLB(QUB), MA, PhD(Dubl), LLD(NUI) Professor of Law, UCD Member, PL&A 1998
  • Christine Lilian Casey

    BA(NUI 1980), MA(NUI 1982), PhD(NUI 1992) Professor in Architectural History, TCD Member, PL&A 2019
  • Kevin James Cathcart

    BA(Dubl), LicLingOr(PIB Rome), MA(Dubl), DrLingOr(PIB Rome) Research Fellow, Campion Hall, University of Oxford, Emeritus Professor of Near Eastern Languages, UCD Member, PL&A 1980
  • Thomas Mowbray Charles-Edwards

    BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon). Emeritus Jesus Professor of Celtic, University of Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 2007
  • Howard Brian Clarke

    BA, PhD(Birm 1962, 1978). FRHistS Emeritus Professor of Medieval Socio-Economic History, UCD Member, PL&A 2003
  • Leslie Albert Clarkson

    BA, PhD(Nottm 1954,1960) Emeritus Professor of Social History, QUB Member, PL&A 1990
  • Mary Clayton

    BA, MA(NUI), DPhil(Oxon) Adjunct Professor of Old and Middle English, UCD Member, PL&A 2002
  • Geoffrey Clayton

    BSc, PhD(Sheff 1968, 1972), MA(Dubl), ScD(Dubl 2002) Retired Professor of Geology, TCD Member, Science 2000
  • John Coakley

    BA, MA, DLitt(NUI) Professor of Politics, UCD Member, PL&A 2012
  • John Michael David Coey

    BA(Cantab), ScD(Dubl), PhD(Manitoba), Dip.d'Habilitation(Grenoble) DSc(hc, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble). FTCD, FRS Professor of Experimental Physics, TCD Member, Science 1986
  • William Thomas Coffey

    BA, BAI, MSc, PhD(Dubl), Docteur(hc Perpignan) Professor of Electrical Engineering, TCD Member, Science 2001
  • David Christopher Coleman

    BA(Dubl 1979), PhD(Dubl 1982), MRCPath(Royal College of Pathologists London 1993), FRCPath(Royal College of Pathologists London 2001), ScD(Dubl 2011). FTCD Professor of Oral and Applied Microbiology, TCD Member, Science 2015
  • Jonathan Nesbit Coleman

    BA(Dubl 1995), PhD(Dubl 2000) Professor of Chemical Physics, TCD Member, Science 2015
  • David Gerard Collings

    BBS, MBS, PhD(Limerick 2001, 2002, 2006). FAcSS Professor of Human Resource Management, DCU Member, PL&A 2020
  • Rita Colwell

    BS. (Lafayette, Indiana, 1956) MS (Purdue University, 1958) PhD (University of Washington, Seattle, 1961) Guest Scientist, National Research Council of Canada 1961-1963 Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Chairman, Canon US Life Sciences, Inc; former Director of the National Science Foundation, USA, University of Maryland College Park and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Honorary Member, Science 2010
  • Seán Joseph Connolly

    BA, HDipEd(NUI 1972, 1973), DPhil(UU 1977) Professor of Irish History, QUB Member, PL&A 1995
  • 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
  • Maeve Cooke

    BA(NUI), MA(NUI), DrPhil(Konstanz) Chair of Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee Professor of Philosophy, UCD Member, PL&A 2005
  • Brendan Gabriel Cooney

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

    BA, PhD Director, National Science Foundation Honorary Member, Science 2017
  • John (Seán) Corish

    BSc, PhD(NUI), MA(Dubl) FTCD Professor of Physical Chemistry, TCD. Member, Science 1986
  • Arthur Joseph Cosgrove

    BA, PhD Former President, UCD Member, PL&A 1997

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