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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  • Martin Caffrey

    BAgrSc(NUI 1972), MS, PhD(Cornell 1976, 1983) Professor of Membrane Structural and Functional Biology, TCD Member, Science 2009
  • Clive Edric John (Rick). Caldicott

    MA(Dubl), BA, M-ès-L(Aix-Marseille), PhD(Dubl), Maître-ès-Jeux(Académie des Jeux Floraux, Toulouse) Emeritus Professor of French, UCD Member, PL&A 2001
  • Bruce Mortimer Stanley Campbell

    BA, PhD(Cantab). FBA Professor of Medieval Economic History, QUB Member, PL&A 1997
  • William Cecil Campbell

    BA, MA(Dubl 1952), PhD(Wiscon 1956), DSc(hc Wiscon 2005, McGill 2007), ScD(hc Dubl 2012), DLitt (hc Drew 2016) Drew University Honorary Member, Science 2016
  • Mary Canning

    BA, MA, H. Dip.Ed., PhD(NUI 1965, 1967, 1968, 1973), DLitt(hc NUI 2014) President Royal Irish Academy Chair of the Governing Authority, MU Member, PL&A 2010
  • Paul John Cannon

    MB, MSc, MA(NUI), BA(Dubl). FCII, FSB. Former Professor of Physiology, UCC and Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, UCD Member, Science 1960
  • Nicholas Patrick Canny

    BA, MA(NUI 1964, 1967), PhD(Pennsylvania 1971). FBA, FRHistSoc Emeritus Professor of History and Former Academic Director, Moore Institute, NUIG Member, PL&A 1981
  • Martin C. Carey

    MB, BCh, BAO, MD, DSc(NUI 1962, 1981, 1984), AM(Harv 1989), LLD(hc NUI 1992), DSc (hc NUI 2010) Senior Physician-Scientist in Academic Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Professor of Health Sciences and Technology in the Irving M. London Society of the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, Professor of Medicine, Harvard University Honorary Member, Science 1996
  • John Price Carey

    AB(1978 Harvard), AM(1981 Harvard), PhD(1983 Harvard) Professor and Head of Department, Early and Medieval Irish, UCC Member, PL&A 2011
  • Daniel Carey

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

    BA(Dubl 1990), MSc(Dubl 1994), PhD(Minnesota 1998), FTCD Professor of Geography, TCD Member, PL&A 2018
  • Andrew Carpenter

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


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