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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Claudia Kinmonth MRIA: Independent researcher, art and design historian

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Dr Kinmonth’s interdisciplinary research, drawing from texts, manuscripts, poetry, oral history, artworks and objects, allied to her experience as a restorer and woodworker, enhances appreciation of how the rural...

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James O’Gara MRIA: Professor of Microbiology

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Professor O’Gara’s research seeks to improve the treatment options for chronic infections by finding new ways to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to eradicate biofilms.

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Deirdre Madden MRIA: Professor of Law

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Professor Madden’s work is driven by the endless diversity and topicality of the issues that arise in the intersection of health law, medicine and ethics.

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Michael Morris MRIA: Chemist

Monday, 13 December 2021

Professor Morris suggests that the challenges and benefits of the circular economy represent a new industrial revolution.

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Helene McNulty MRIA: Human Nutritionist

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Professor McNulty’s research programme aims to provide greater understanding of nutrition-related health issues throughout the lifecycle, and to contribute to food and health policy in Ireland, the UK and...

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Bashar Nuseibeh MRIA: Software Engineer

Friday, 1 October 2021

Professor Nuseibeh calls for a radical re-thinking of the discipline of software engineering, suggesting a perspective of ‘software without boundaries’, such that the essence of being human, being social and being...

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Nicholas Canny MRIA: Historian

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Professor Canny’s most recent book reveals that Irish people have proved ourselves less capable than the populations of most other European countries of reaching an agreed narrative concerning our early modern past.

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Christine Casey MRIA: Architectural Historian

Monday, 30 August 2021

Professor Casey argues for the role of creative craft skill as a primary agent in architectural production, and for a reframing of craftsmanship as a tangible exemplar for a dangerously cerebral society.

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Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail MRIA: Irish-language scholar

Thursday, 12 August 2021

Professor Ní Úrdail’s research on textual transmission in the Irish language is informed particularly by the work undertaken in the eighteenth and nineteenth century by four generations of the Ó Longáin family of...

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Derek Jackson MRIA: Coastal Geomorphologist

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Professor Jackson’s work as a geomorphologist, examining changes in physical landscapes over time and the processes that drive them, has taken him from Ireland’s coastal dunefields to the Caribbean, and more recently (...

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