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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John Coakley

BA, MA, DLitt(NUI)

Professor of Politics UCD

Member PL&AElected in 2012

John Coakley is Professor, School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast, and Professor Emeritus, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin.

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