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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  • Gráinne de Búrca

    BCL(NUI 1986), LLM(Michigan 1987), Titular MA(Oxon1990), Titular MA(Harvard 2010) Professor of Law, New York University Honorary Member, PL&A 2022
  • Pádraig de Paor

    Coláiste na Tríonóide
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mary Deevy

    Secretary of Standing Committee for Archaeology Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  • Spyridon Dendrinos

    Chair Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences committee UCC
  • 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
  • Laura Devaney

    Social Scientist, DCU
  • Paul J Devereux

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

    BSc(NUI), PhD(DU). FTCD Professor in Genetics, TCD Member, Science 2013
  • Joe Devlin

    Process Development Director, Boston Scientific
  • John Frederick Dewey

    BSc (Lond 1958), PhD, DIC (Imperial College London 1960, 1960), MA (Cantab 1965, Oxon 1986), ScD (Cantab 1987), DSc (Oxon 1988, hc Memorial University of Newfoundland 1995, hc NUI 1998) Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Geology, University of California, Davis Honorary Member, Science 2008
  • Dermot Diamond

    BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc(QUB 1976, 1983, 1987, 2002) Director, National Centre for Sensor Research, DCU Member, Science 2014
  • Frédéric Dias

    PhD, Habilitation Thematic Senior Professor, UCD Member, Science 2016
  • David Jocelyn Dickson

    BA, PhD(Dubl). FTCD Professor of Modern History, TCD Member, PL&A 2006
  • John Myles Dillon

    MA(Oxon, Dubl), PhD(Berkeley). FTCD Regius Professor of Greek, TCD Member, PL&A 1983
  • Charles Dillon

    Eagarthóir, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge
  • Philip Douglas Dine

    MA(Dundee 1980), PhD(Stirling 1990) Personal Professor in French, University of Galway Member, PL&A 2021
  • Seán Dineen

    BSc, MSc(NUI 1964, 1965), DSc(NUI 1975), PhD(University of Maryland 1969) Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, UCD Member, Science 1987
  • Victor Frederick Dixon

    BA, MA, PhD(Cantab 1954, 1959, 1959), MA(Dubl 1976). FTCD Emeritus Professor of Hispanic Studies, TCD Member, PL&A 2007


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