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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Paul Bew

Paul Bew is a Professor of Politics at Queen’s University Belfast. His main research interest is in Irish history and politics. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy and an honorary fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. Amongst his publications is A Yankee in de Valera's Ireland. The memoir of David Gray (2012).

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