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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  • Mary O'Dowd

    BA, PhD RIA Secretary, Professor Emeritus of Gender History, QUB Member, PL&A 2010
  • Colin Dermot O'Dowd

    DSc, FInsP, FRMetS, PhD, BSc. Personal Professor of Physics, University of Galway Member, Science 2011
  • Lorraine O'Driscoll

    PhD(DCU 1995), MSc(NUI 1991), BSc(NUI 1989), MA jo(Dubl, 2012), FTCD(2012), FRSB(2020), Chair Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Professor of Pharmacology and Biomedicine , TCD Member, Science 2021
  • Anthony Gilbert O'Farrell

    MSc(NUI), PhD(Brown) Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Maynooth Member, Science 1981
  • Fergal O'Gara

    PhD, DSc Professor and Head of Microbiology/Director of Biomerit, UCC Member, Science 2003
  • James Patrick O'Gara

    BSc(NUI 1990), PhD(NUI 1994), DSc(NUI 2018) Professor of Infectious Disease Microbiology, University of Galway Member, Science 2022
  • Eunan O'Halpin

    BA, MA, PhD. FTCD Professor of Contemporary History, TCD Member, PL&A 2003
  • Daniel O'Hare

    LLD(hc Dubl 1992), DSc(hc UU 1994), LLD(hc QUB 1995), LLD(hc NUI 1999), DPhil(hc DCU 2008), PhD(hc Dubl, NUI, UU, QUB) President Emeritus, DCU Member, Science 1999
  • Finola O'Kane Crimmins

    B.Arch. (UCD 1993), Grad. Dip. in the Conservation of Historic Landscapes (The Architectural Association, London, 1997), Ph.D. (NUI 1999) Certificate in Architectural Practice & Practical Experience (UCD 2000) Chair of Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee Professor, UCD Member, PL&A 2017
  • John O'Keefe

    BA, MA, PhD, FRS, FMedSci Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL Honorary Member, Science 2018
  • John O'Keeffe

    The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland
  • Richard O'Kennedy

    BSc(NUI 1975), Dip(Dubl 1978, 1979), Dip(DIT 1979), PhD(NUI 1979) EASAC Biosciences Steering Panel Scientific Director, Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, DCU Member, Science 2014
  • Brendan O'Leary

    BA(Oxon 1981), MA(UPenn), PhD(LSE) University of Pennsylvania Honorary Member, PL&A 2016
  • Olivia O'Leary

    Member, PL&A 2019
  • Nuala O'Loan

    LL.B Hons(Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales), LLD(hc NUI) Chair of the Governing Authority NUI Maynooth and Member, House of Lords Member, PL&A 2012
  • Declan O'Loughlin

    Young Academy Ireland Member Electronic Engineer and Assistant Professor, TCD
  • Thomas O'Loughlin

    BA, BD, MPhil, PhD, DD, FSA, FSAScot Professor of Historical Theology, University of Nottingham Honorary Member, PL&A 2017
  • Mark J O'Malley

    BE, PhD(NUI 1983,1987). FIEEE, FIET, FIEI, Foreign Member, US National Academy of Engineering, EASAC Energy Steering Panel Leverhulme Professor of Power Systems, Imperial College London Member, Science 2008
  • Kate O'Malley

    Assistant Editor, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy
  • Shane O'Mara

    BA(NUI), MA(NUI), DPhil(Oxon), MA(jo Dubl) Professor of Experimental Brain Research, TCD. Member, Science 2011

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