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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Harold O'Sullivan

Harold Oâ€'Sullivan was a former general secretary of the Local Government and Public Services Union (predecessor of Impact) and president of Ictu, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Prior to his trade union career, he served as an officer in the Cavalry Corps, and when he retired turned to writing history. He was the author of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 16, Dundalk (2006) and joint author, with Raymond Gillespie, of Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 23, Carlingford (2011).

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