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

  • Brigid Laffan

    BCS(NUI 1977), PhD(Dubl 1987) Jean Monnet Professor of European Politics, European University Institute Member, PL&A 2005
  • Thomas Joseph Laffey

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1964, 1965), DPhil(Sussex 1968) Associate Professor of Mathematics, UCD Member, Science 1981
  • Philip Richard Lane

    BA(Dubl), AM, PhD(Harvard) Professor of International Economics, TCD Member, PL&A 2007
  • Edward Larrissy

    BA, MA, D.Phil(Oxon) Professor of Poetry and Head of School, QUB Member, PL&A 2011
  • Michael John Laver

    MA(Essex), PhD(Liver) Professor of Political Science, NYU Member, PL&A 1990
  • John Joseph Lee

    MA(NUI) Professor of Irish Studies; Director, Irish Studies; Glucksman Professor of Irish Studies, NYU Member, PL&A 1985
  • Joseph Theodoor (Joep) Leerssen

    MA (Aachen), LRIAM (1980), MA (NUI 1980), DLitt (Utrecht 1986), HonFTCD. Professor of European Studies, University of Amsterdam Honorary Member, PL&A 2009
  • Jean-Marie Pierre Lehn

    Professor of Chemistry, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg Honorary Member, Science 1999
  • Colm Lennon

    BA, MA, PhD(NUI 1970, 1975, 1987) Emeritus Professor of History, Maynooth Member, PL&A 2007
  • Brian Edmund Leonard

    BSc(NUI 1959), PhD(Birm, NUI 1962), DSc(NUI 1976) Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, NUIG Member, Science 1983
  • Ciaran Liam S Lewis

    BSc, PhD (QUB) Professor of Physics, QUB Member, Science 1997
  • Stephen J Lippard

    Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Honorary Member, Science 2002
  • John Roger Graham Little

    MA(Dubl), PhD(Dunelm), LittD(Dubl). FTCD Retired Professor of French, TCD Member, PL&A 1993
  • David N. Livingstone

    BA(1975), PhD(QUB 1982), DLitt(hc UA 2013). OBE, FBA, AcSS, MAE, FRSA Professor of Geography, QUB Member, PL&A 1998
  • David Robert Lloyd

    MA, PhD, ScD(Cantab). FTCD Retired Professor of General Chemistry, TCD Member, Science 1982
  • Patrick Lonergan

    BAgrSc, MAgrSc, PhD, DSc(NUI 1989, 1990, 1992, 2005) Professor of Animal Reproduction, UCD Member, Science 2012
  • Patrick Lonergan

    BA, MA, PHD Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies, NUIG Member, PL&A 2018
  • Edna Mary Longley

    BA(Dubl), LittD(hc Dubl 2003). FBA Emerita Professor of English Literature, QUB Member, PL&A 2000
  • Noel Lowndes

    BA(Dubl 1983), PhD(Glasgow 1987). Chair of Biochemistry. Chair of Biochemistry, NUIG Member, Science 2017
  • Geoffrey Roger Luckhurst

    Emeritus Professor of Chemical Physics Honorary Member, Science 2010
  • James Gerard Lunney

    BSc, PhD(QUB 1974, 1980), MA(Dubl 1983). FTCD Professor in Physics, TCD Member, Science 2008
  • Marina Annetta Lynch

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1974, 1976), PhD(Dubl 1980). FTCD Professor of Cellular Neuroscience, TCD. Member, Science 2009
  • Peter Lynch

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1968, 1969), PhD(Dubl 1982) Emeritus Professor of Meterology, UCD Member, Science 2012
  • Christopher J. Lynn

    BSc(QUB 1969), PhD(NUI 1986) Consultant Archaeologist Member, PL&A 2008
  • William Edward Lyons

    BA(ANU), MA(jo Calgary, Dublin), PhD(Dundee). FTCD Retired Professor of Moral Philosophy, TCD Member, PL&A 1994

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