European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan–Quinn has presented Royal Irish AcademyGold Medals to UCD Professor of Philosophy, Dermot Moran in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Humanities and Life Sciences.
“These awards are hard earned. Each one is a testament to a lifetime of passionate commitment to the highest standards in scholarship. And they are well-deserved recognition of scientific excellence,” said EU Commissioner, Máire Geoghegan–Quinn.
“The Academy Committees charged with the responsibility of shortlisting candidates for this year’s awards were faced with a demanding task. I am pleased about this because it shows that there was a rich pool of deserving candidates.”
The Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals are awarded to two outstanding academics each year and are recognised as a truly national expression of celebration for scholarly achievement. The medals are sponsored by The Higher Education Authority and The Irish Independent.