Many congratulations to Associate Professor Bernadette Whelan MRIA, Department of History, University of Limerick, who has become a member of the Council of the Royal Irish Academy.

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. It identifies and recognises Ireland’s world class researchers. It supports scholarship and promotes awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

The President and Council are responsible for the Academy’s general government and regulation. Council formulates policies, decides on strategy and recommends candidates for membership of the Academy.