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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Ciara Meehan

Ciara Meehan holds a BA and PhD from University College Dublin. She was appointed lecturer in history at University of Hertfordshire in 2013. Previously she lectured at the School of History and Archives and the Quinn School of Business, University College Dublin. Her research focuses on the evolution of the Irish state and the development of the party system, with a special interest in the history of Fine Gael. She is also the author of several articles on Irish politics post-independence.

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