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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Strategic Plan

The Academy is in the process of preparing its fourth Strategic Plan to cover the period 2019 to 2023. The Strategic Plan Committee has been tasked with researching, planning and developing this plan, with the final document being made available at the 2019 March Stated General Meeting.

The Strategic Plan Committee

  • Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Hon. MRIA, Chair
  • Pat Shannon, RIA Secretary
  • Richard English, QUB
  • Celia Holland, TCD
  • Eugene Kennedy, DCU
  • Imelda Maher, UCD
  • Pól Ó Dochartaigh, NUIG
  • Barry O’Sullivan, UCC
  • Hugh Shiels, RIA Staff Representative
  • Lesley Goulding, RIA Acting Executive Secretary

Supporting the Strategic Plan Committee

  • Pauric Dempsey, Supporting the Strategic Plan Committee
  • Carol Martin, Supporting the Strategic Plan Committee
  • Sinéad Riordan, Supporting the Strategic Plan Committee

To view the 2013-18 Strategic Plan, please click here

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