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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  • William Alan McCutcheon

    MA, PhD(QUB 1958, 1962). FSA Industrial Archaeologist, Historian (industry, technology, engineering, transport), Archivist and Author. Former Director Ulster Museum, Belfast and Hon. Senior Research Fellow, QUB Member, PL&A 1983
  • Frank McDermott

    N.C.E.A. Diploma (AIT) 1981, PhD (Open University) 1987 University Lecturer, UCD Member, Science 2020
  • Marianne McDonald

    BA(Bryn Mawr), MA(Chicago), PhD(Calif), DLitt(hc Athens 1994, NUI 1994, Thessaloniki 1997, Dubl 2001) Distinguished Professor Overscale, University of San Diego Member, PL&A 1993
  • Anthony Patrick McElligott

    BA(Essex 1981), PhD(Manchester 1991) Professor of History, UL Member, PL&A 2015
  • Michael Brendan McElroy

    BA (QUB 1960), AM, PhD, DSc (hc QUB). Gilbert Butler Professor of Environmental Sciences, Harvard University Honorary Member, Science 2009
  • Noel Gerard McElvaney

    MB, BCh BAO(NUI 1982), MRCPI 1984, FRCPC 1991, FRCPC 1992, FRCPI 1996, DSc(NUI 2019) Professor of Medicine, RCSI Member, Science 2021
  • Jennifer Claire McElwain

    BA(Dubl 1993), PhD(London 1997). Chair, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee and EASAC Environmental Steering Panel Professor Earth Institute, School of Biology and Environmental Science, TCD Member, Science 2017
  • Kieran Patrick McEvoy

    LLB(QUB 1989), MSc(Edinburgh 1991), PhD(QUB 2000) Professor of Law and Transitional Justice, QUB Member, PL&A 2019
  • Fearghal Patrick McGarry

    PhD(Dubl 1998), BA(NUI 1992) Professor of Modern Irish History, QUB Member, PL&A 2019
  • Hannah McGee

    BA, BA Mod(NUI 1981), PhD(Dubl 1988), DSc(NUI 2015) Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, RCSI Member, PL&A 2022
  • John Finlay McGilp

    MA(Dubl, Oxon), PhD(Liv). CPhys, FInstP, Emeritus Fellow, TCD. Treasurer Former Professor of Surface and Interface Optics, TCD Member, Science 2003
  • Brian C McGing

    BA(Dubl, 1974), MA, PhD(University of Toronto, 1976, 1981). FTCD Regius Professor of Greek, TCD. Member, PL&A 2004
  • Michael James McGlinchey

    BSc, PhD(Manc 1965,1968) Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, UCD Member, Science 2008
  • James Ivan McGuire

    MA, DLitt(hc NUI) Chairman, Irish Manuscripts Commission 2003-2017; Adjunct Professor, School of History and Archives, UCD Member, PL&A 2007
  • Peter Edward McHugh

    BE, ScM, PhD Policy and International Relations Secretary, EASAC Council Dean of Engineering and Informatics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Galway Member, Science 2011
  • Patrick Gerald McKenna

    BSc(UU 1976), PhD(QUB 1979), DSc(hc NUI), LLD(hc QUB). FSB, CBiol, FIBMS, FRSA Member of Seven Academies Group Hon Executive Secretary and President Emeritus, Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Science (HUCBMS), Professor Emeritus and former Vice Chancellor, UU Member, Science 2001
  • Jennifer McMahon

    Young Academy Ireland Member Psychologist
  • Stephen McMahon

    Services Officer, Facilities
  • Peter Damian J McManus

    BA, PhD(Dubl 1977, 1982) Professor of Early Irish, TCD Member, PL&A 2009
  • Martin Joseph McNamara

    STL, DSS(Rome 1954, 1965), PhD(NUI 1976) Emeritus Professor of Sacred Scripture, Milltown Institute Member, PL&A 1981


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