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

  • Don William Cruickshank

    MA(Aberdeen 1965), PhD(Cantab 1969) Emeritus Professor of Spanish, UCD Member, PL&A 2004
  • John Francis Cryan

    BSc(NUI 1995), PhD(NUI 1998). Professor of Anatomy, UCC Member, Science 2017
  • Louis Michael Cullen

    MA(NUI), PhD(Lond), DSocSc(hc QUB), DLittt(hc NUI, Strathclyde), Docteur de l'université(hc Sorbonne). FBA Retired Professor of Modern Irish History, TCD Member, PL&A 1975
  • Barry Cunliffe

    PhD, DLitt, FBA, CBE Emeritus Professor of European Archaeology, University of Oxford Honorary Member, PL&A 1995
  • Edward Patrick Cunningham

    MAgrSc(NUI), PhD(Cornell), DAgr(hc Agric. Univ. Norway), ScD(hc Dubl), DSc(hc NUI) TCD Member, Science 1974
  • James Stevens Curl

    DiplArch(Oxon 1963), RIBA(1965), Diptp(Oxon1967), PhD(Lond 1981) Professor Emeritus of Architectural History, De Montfort University, Leicester from 1998, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, QUB from 2002, Visiting Professor, UU from 2010, Professor of Architecture, UU from 2013 Member, PL&A 2010
  • Martin Curley

    BE, MBS, PhD(NUI 1985, 1998, 2008) Senior Vice President, Mastercard Member, Science 2011
  • Henry J Curran

    BSc(NUI 1990), PhD(NUI 1994), DSc(NUI 2011) Professor of Combustion Chemistry, NUIG Member, Science 2015
  • John Christopher Dainty

    MSc, PhD(Imperial College London 1969, 1972) Emeritus Professor of Applied Physics, NUIG Member, Science 2008
  • Mary Elizabeth Daly

    BA, MA(NUI 1969, 1971), DPhil(Oxon 1978) Professor Modern Irish History, UCD Member, PL&A 1991
  • Mary Daly

    BSocSc, MSocSci, PhD(EUI Florence) Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, Oxford. Member, PL&A 2010
  • Nicholas Paul Daly

    BA(NUI 1987), MA(NUI 1989), PhD(Brown 1995) Professor of Modern English and American Literature, UCD Member, PL&A 2015
  • John Davenport

    BSc(Lond), MSc(Southampton), PhD(Wales), DSc(Lond). FRSE Emeritus Professor, UCC Member, Science 2001
  • Anna Davies

    BA(Cantab 1992), MSc(Oxford Brookes 1994), PhD(Cantab 1999) Chair of Future Earth Ireland Chair of Geography, Environment and Society, TCD Member, PL&A 2017
  • Kenneth Adrian Dawson

    MSc, DPhil(Oxon) Professor of Physical Chemistry, UCD Member, Science 1994
  • Catherine Day

    BA, MA Chair, Governing Authority, UCC Member, PL&A 2016
  • Pádraig de Brún

    MA, DLitt Former Professor of Celtic Studies, DIAS Member, PL&A 1994
  • Annraoi Máire de Paor

    BE(NUI 1961), MS(Calif 1963), PhD(NUI 1967), DSc(NUI 1974), PhD(hc DIT, 2004). FIEI, FIET, FIMA, MInstMC Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering, UCD Member, Science 1981
  • Amilra Prasanna de Silva

    BSc(Colombo), PhD(QUB) Professor of Chemistry, QUB Member, Science 2002
  • Seamus Francis Deane

    BA, MA(QUB), PhD(Cantab), DLitt(hc Ulster) Keough Emeritus Professor of Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame Member, PL&A 1981
  • Stefan Decker

    Dipl. Inform. (Kaiserslautern), Dr. rer. pol. (PhD) (University of Karlsruhe) Professor for Database and Information Systems, Director Fraunhofer FIT, RWTH Aachen University, Germany Member, Science 2010
  • Susan Denham

    BA, LLB(Dubl), Barrister-at-Law(King's Inns, Dublin), LLM(Colombia), Senior Counsel, LLD(hc QUB 2002, UU 2012) Chief Justice of Ireland and Judge, Supreme Court of Ireland. Member, PL&A 2012
  • Paul J Devereux

    BA, MA, PhD Head of School of Economics, University College Dublin Member, PL&A 2016
  • Kevin M Devine

    BSc(NUI), PhD(DU). FTCD Professor in Genetics, TCD Member, Science 2013
  • Thomas Martin Devine

    OBE, BA, PhD, DLitt, DLitt(hc QUB, Abertay), HonDUniv (Strathclyde), FSAScot, FRHist S, FRSE, FBA Personal Senior Research Chair of History, University of Edinburgh Honorary Member, PL&A 2001

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