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

  • Dermot Brendan Moran

    BA(NUI), MA, MPhil, PhD(Yale) Professor of Philosophy, UCD Member, PL&A 2003
  • Christopher Morash

    BA(Dalhousie 1985), MPhil, PhD(Dubl 1986, 1990) Secretary, Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing, Trinity College Dublin Member, PL&A 2007
  • John Morison

    LLB, PhD(Wales) Chair, Ethical, Political, Legal and Philsophical Committee Professor of Jurisprudence, Queen's University Belfast Member, PL&A 2009
  • John Stephen Morrill

    BA, MA, DPhil(Oxon 1967, 1971 ), FBA Professor of British and Irish History Honorary Member, PL&A 2010
  • Michael Anthony Morris

    BSc(Liverpool 1979), PhD(Liverpool 1983) Professor and Director of AMBER Research Centre, TCD Member, Science 2021
  • Paul Moynagh

    BA(Dubl 1988), PhD(Dubl 1991) Professor and Head of Department of Biology, MU Member, Science 2019
  • Grace VT Mulcahy

    MVB(NUI 1982), PhD(NUI 1989) Professor, Veterinary and Infectious Diseases, UCD Member, Science 2018
  • Orla Therese Muldoon

    BSc(QUB 1993), PhD(QUB 1996), Advanced Cert in Research Methods(Michigan 1996), PGCert(Ulster 1998) Founding Professor of Psychology, UL Member, PL&A 2022
  • Siobhán Mullally

    BCL(NUI 1988), LLM(LSE 1990), PhD(EUI 2003) Established Professor of Human Rights Law and UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Member, PL&A 2022
  • Margaret M Murnane

    BSc (NUI 1981), MSc (NUI 1983), PhD (California, Berkeley 1989). Professor of Physics, Colorado. Honorary Member, Science 2013
  • Brian Murphy

    MA(NUI) Retired Chairman, OPW. Member, PL&A 1995
  • Fionn D Murtagh

    BA, BAI, MSc(Dubl), PhD(Paris), Habil.(Strasbourg) Professor of Data Science, University of Huddersfield Member, Science 2003
  • Stephen Myers

    BSc(QUB 1968), PhD(QUB 1972), Docteur(hc Geneva 2001), DSc(hc QUB 2003) Head of Medical Applications, CERN Honorary Member, Science 2014

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