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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Policy Oversight Group

  • Dr John Maguire

    Acting Head of Policy and International Relations, Policy and International Relations
  • Imelda Maher

    BCL(NUI), LLM(Temple), BL(Kings Inns) Humanities Secretary Sutherland Full Professor of European Law, UCD Member, PL&A 2011
  • Peter Edward McHugh

    BE, ScM, PhD Policy and International Relations Secretary NUIG Member, Science 2011
  • Patrick Mary Shannon

    BSc, PhD. FEI, PGeo, EurGeol Secretary Emeritus Professor of Geology, UCD Member, Science 2003
  • Sally Wheeler

    DPhil, MA(Oxon), OBE Senior Vice-President Professor of Law, QUB. Member, PL&A 2013

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