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IGS Board member admitted to the Royal Irish Academy


Posted by Zoe Coleman

The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, admitted 18 new Members on Friday (26th May). Since 1785 membership of the Academy has been awarded to persons who have attained distinction by their unique contributions to education and research. Finola O'Kane Crimmins (UCD), Board member of the Irish Georgian Society and Editor of Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies was among the 18 new members admitted last Friday. There are now 580 Members of the Royal Irish Academy. Those elected are entitled to use the designation ‘MRIA’ after their name. 

​Professor Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy with newly elected UCD academics: Professor Jennifer McElwain, Professor Finola O'Kane Crimmins and Professor Aidan O’Sullivan

Professor Peter Kennedy with Professor Finola O'Kane Crimmins


Professor Peter Kennedy, President of the Royal Irish Academy, said Ireland ‘should be immensely proud of these women and men who have brought international academic distinction to our country. As Members of the Academy, they will strengthen the Academy’s capacity to provide expert advice on Higher Education and Research policy’.

Images courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy/Johnny Bambury.