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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Tom Garvin

Tom Garvin is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for British-Irish studies and was Professor of Politics at University College Dublin (1991-2008). His books include: Nationalist Revolutionaries in Ireland (1987), 1922: the birth of Irish democracy (1996), Preventing the future: why was Ireland so poor for so long? (2004), and The evolution of Irish nationalist politics (2005). He was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2003.

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