Pearse Lyons – Founder of Alltech

A global biotechnology company whose mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation.


Dara Ó Briain

Irish comedian and television presenter in Britain and Ireland.


Edward Conway

Respected biochemist whose early research into kidney function and the laws governing excretion by the kidney earned him international acclaim.

Vincent Barry

Distinguished chemist whose research aided the development of important drugs in the treatment of tuberculosis and human leprosy which are still used to this day.


Evelyn Cusack – Deputy Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann

Secretary of the Irish Meteorological Society, and a well-known RTÉ weather presenter.


John Monahan – Founder of Avigen Inc.

First ever BT Young Scientist winner and later founder of Avigen Inc., a pharmaceutical products company specialising on the treatment of serious human disease.


Dennis Jennings – Irish physicist

Academic, Internet pioneer, and venture capitalist.

Public Service

Dervilla Donnelly

Led a multi-faceted career combining outstanding contributions in research and teaching with leadership in science policy and broader public service.

Roy Geary

Irish statistician and founder of both the Central Statistics Office and the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Scientific Research

Phyllis Clinch

A world renowned scientist in the field of plant viruses. She played an integral role in raising the standard of potato and other plant crops, first in Ireland and then in many other countries.

Social Inclusion and Volunteering

Fr Peter McVerry

Works with vulnerable young people in Dublin for the last 40 years. In 1983 he established the Peter McVerry Trust to tackle homelessness, drug misuse and social disadvantage.

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