Mary Canning

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RIA gold medallists Prof Dan Bradley and Prof Mary Daly. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

Historian Mary Daly and geneticist Dan Bradley have been awarded Royal Irish Academy (RIA) gold medals – the honour is regarded as the highest academi(...)

Professor Philip Nolan is chairman of the Nphet epidemiological modelling advisory group and outgoing president of NUI Maynooth. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Professor Philip Nolan, who has become a well known-public figure during the coronavirus pandemic, was among 27 new members elected to the Royal Iris(...)

Former president Mary Robinson. She is one of only 121 women  in the 637-member Royal Irish Academy

The Royal Irish Academy has commissioned a diversity review in a bid to boost female participation in the prestigious academic body which was establis(...)

Prior to moving to Australia in 2012, Prof Eeva Leinonen was vice-principal at King’s College London. Photograph: Maynooth University

Maynooth University has announced the appointment of Prof Eeva Leinonen as its next president. Prof Leinonen will formally assume the position on Oc(...)

Too often good science is countered by ignorance.  This is evident in the US, where objectivity has become a matter of opinion. The plight of the federal government’s top infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci is the prime illustration of this. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

These are hard times for experts; notably scientists and doctors who believe data (and their interpretation of it) should be allowed speak for itself (...)

 Grafton Street in Dublin recently: Insolvent liquidations are set to spike in the coming months, particularly in the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the economy continues to emerge gingerly from a coronavirus-induced coma and companies survey the damage, many are running out of time, putting off(...)

Dr Mary Canning, President of th Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Johnny Bambury.

The setting up of an independent network of scientific advisers is needed to advise government “on the formidable scientific challenges facing Ireland(...)

Celebrating the top 10 placement of MAcc graduates in the 2016 final admitting exams of Chartered Accountants Ireland: Programme directors Mary Canning (left) and Derek Moriarty (right) flank Darragh Devaney of PwC; Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of the UCD College of Business; Eoin Fitzpatrick of KPMG; Aisling Kelly of Deloitte; and Aideen Maguire of KPMG. Celebrating the top 10 placement of MAcc graduates in the 2016 final admitting exams of Chartered Accountants Ireland: Programme directors Mary Canning (left) and Derek Moriarty (right) flank Darragh Devaney of PwC; Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, dean of the UCD College of Business; Eoin Fitzpatrick of KPMG; Aisling Kelly of Deloitte; and Aideen Maguire of KPMG.

At the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School, the one-year, full-time master’s in accounting (MAcc) programme equips graduates with a winning combinatio(...)

 Ann Sheppard (CEO of St Conleth’s and daughter of the school’s founder, the late  Bernard Sheppard) and Mr Kevin Kelleher, who began teaching at the school in 1944  with Ruairí Quinn

Here’s a sight to warm the hearts of every balloted ASTI member: Ruairí Quinn getting a guard of honour from pupils as he heads into a black-tie dinne(...)

One of the many ironies of “free fees” for higher education is that they didn’t even succeed in getting Niamh Bhreathnach re-elected. The minis(...)