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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Diarmaid Ferriter

Diarmaid Ferriter is a Professor of Modern Irish History at the School of History, University College Dublin. His main research interest is the social, political and cultural history of twentieth century Ireland. His book Judging Dev: A Reassessment of the Life and Legacy of Eamon De Valera was published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2007. He also contributed a chapter, ‘‘A figurative scramble for the bones of the patriot dead’: Commemorating the Rising, 1922-65’, to the publication 1916 in 1966: Commemorating the Easter Rising (2007).

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