SMITHBOROUGH’S LORRAINE TO RECEIVE IRELAND’S HIGHEST ACADEMIC HONOUR

20 May 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Prof. Lorraine O’Driscoll (nee McElroy), Chair of Pharmacology and Biomedicine at Trinity College Dublin, from Annamartin, Smithborough, is being inducted into the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, on Friday 21st May. Membership is by election and is considered to be the highest academic honour in Ireland. The Royal Irish Academy has been honouring Ireland’s leading contributors to the world of learning since its establishment in 1785. Admittance to the Academy is a prestigious honour, and those elected are entitled to use the designation ‘MRIA’ after their name. For 235 years new members of the Royal Irish Academy were admitted with a handshake, but Dr Mary Canning, president of the Academy, will be greeting this group of exceptional individuals who…..

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