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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Gold Medal recipients

Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals awarded since 2005.

2005

  • John Dillon, MRIA - Humanities
  • Michael Coey, MRIA - Physical & Mathematical Sciences

2006

  • Peter Neary, MRIA - Social Sciences
  • James Dooge, MRIA - Engineering Sciences

2007

  • George Eogan, MRIA - Humanities
  • John Fuller Atkins, MRIA - Life Sciences

2008

  • David Livingstone, MRIA - Social Sciences
  • Charles Hepworth Holland, MRIA - Environmental Sciences & Geosciences

2010

  • Cormac Ó Gráda, MRIA - Humanities
  • Samson Shatashvili, MRIA - Physical & Mathematical Sciences

2011

  • William Schabas, MRIA - Social Sciences
  • John O Scanlan, MRIA - Engineering Sciences

2012

  • Dermot Moran, MRIA - Humanities
  • Luke O’Neill, MRIA - Life Sciences

2013

  • Rob Kitchin, MRIA - Social Sciences
  • Colin O’Dowd, MRIA - Environmental Sciences & Geosciences

2014

  • Desmond Clarke, MRIA - Humanities
  • Werner Nahm, MRIA - Physical & Mathematical Sciences

2015

  • Philip R Lane, MRIA - Social Sciences
  • Alan F Smeaton, MRIA - Engineering Sciences

2016

  • Louis Cullen, MRIA - Humanities
  • Fergus Shanahan, MRIA - Life Sciences

2017

  • Malcolm MacLachlan, MRIA - Social Sciences
  • Professor John J. Walsh - Environmental Sciences & Geosciences

2018

  • Kathleen James-Chakraborty, MRIA - Humanities
  • Stephen J. Smartt, MRIA - Physical & Mathematical Sciences

2019

  • Richard English, MRIA - Social Sciences
  • Vincent Fusco, MRIA - Engineering Sciences

2020

  • Mary E. Daly, MRIA – Humanities
  • Daniel Bradley, MRIA – Life Sciences

2021

  • Ruth M.J. Byrne - Social Sciences
  • Jennifer C. McElwain - Environmental Sciences and Geosciences

 

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