List of post-nominal letters (Ireland)

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This is a list of post-nominal letters given in Ireland. Most are used by custom rather than arising from any legislation.


Orders and Decorations
Military Medal for Gallantry MMG
Distinguished Service Medal DSM
Legal Positions
Senior Counsel SC
Peace Commissioner PC
University Degrees [1]
Doctorate DD, LLD, DLitt, LittD, DMus, MusD, DSc, ScD, DMed, DPhil, PhD, DBA, DSocSci, EngD, EdD, STD, etc.
Master's Degree MA,MComm, MSc, MSci, MPhil, MLitt, MRes, MEng, MSocSc, MTh, LLM, PgD, MMath, MAcc, MFin, MBA, MEd, MEnt, MEd, PME, STL etc.
Bachelor's Degree BA, BSc, LLB, BCL, BComm, BEng, BE, BAI, BArch, BD, BTh, BDes, BBS, BEd, BMusEd STB, etc.
University Diplomas [1]
Higher Diploma HDip
Postgraduate Diploma PgD, PGDCCI(open), DCH, etc.
Diploma of Higher Education/Certificate of Higher Education DipHE/CertHE
University Alumni
University College Cork (NUI)
University College Dublin (NUI)
University of Limerick (Limerick)
University of Dublin (Trinity College)(Dubl. - Dublinensis)
Dublin City University (Dub City)
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI)
St. Patricks College, Maynooth (Pontifical University)(Maynooth)
Legal Qualifications
Bachelor's DegreesBCL, DipLaw/CPE
Barrister at Law DegreeBL [2]
Master's DegreesLLM, LLB, MJur
Diploma in Legal StudiesDipLegalStud
DoctorateDPhil, PhD, LLD
Honorary DoctorateDCL (Hon), LLD (Hon)
Medical Qualifications
MedicineMB BCh BAO, BM BS, MD, etc.
SurgeryMRCS, FRCSI, MS, MCh, etc.
PhysiciansMRCPI, FRCPI, MRCPath, MRCPsych etc.
EMTs/Paramedics/Advanced ParamedicsNQEMT (EMT/Paramedic/Advanced Paramedic), Dip EMS Paramedic,PGDip EMS Advanced Paramedic, MSc Advanced Paramedic
Licentiates in Medicine and Surgery LRCPI, LRCSI, LAH, etc.
AnaesthetistsMCAI, FCAI, FJICMI etc.
Biomedical Scientists (UK) or Medical Scientist (Ireland)LIBMS, MIBMS, FIBMS, CSci (UK) or MACSLM, FACSLM (Ireland)
NursingBSc (Cur), BN
General PractitionersMICGP, FRCGP
Pre-hospital Care PhysiciansDipIMC RCSEd, FIMC RCSEd
Emergency PhysiciansMRCEM, FRCEM
Physiotherapy DPT, MCSP, FCSP, SRP, etc.
Veterinary NursesVN, RVN
Veterinary SurgeonsMVB, MRCVS, FRCVS
Therapy Qualifications
Doctoral DegreePhD, MD, PsyD, DMin
Master's DegreeMSW, MEd, MSEd, MSc, MA, EdS, MDiv, PgD
CertificationsCADC, C.Hyp, Cl.Hyp, RTT
Teaching Qualifications
Postgraduate Certificate in Education PGCE
Professional Master of EducationPME
Postgraduate Diploma in Education PGDE
Graduate Diploma in Education GDEd
Higher Diploma in Education HDipEd
Bachelor of Education BEd
National TeacherNT
Engineering Qualifications
Chartered Engineer CEng
Associate Engineer AEng
Engineering Technician EngTech
Information Technology Qualifications
Chartered IT Professional CITP
Financial Services Qualifications
CFA Charterholder (CFA Institute) CFA
Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries FIA
Chartered Accountant ACA, FCA
Chartered Certified Accountant(ACCA) ACCA, FCCA
Certified Public Accountant CPA
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)ACMA, FCMA
Accounting Technician (Accounting Technicians Ireland - formerly called IATI)MIATI
Professional Risk Manager (PRIMA) PRM
Financial Risk Manager (GARP) FRM
Qualified Financial Advisor QFA
Fellowship and Membership of Learned Societies [3] [4]
Member of the Academy of Clinical Science & Laboratory Medicine MACSLM
Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Science & Laboratory Medicine FACSLM
Member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland MIAI
Member of the Royal Irish Academy MRIA
Member of the Engineers Ireland MIEI
Member of the Irish Computer Society MICS [5]
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland MRCSI
Member of the Geographical Society of Ireland MGSI
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland FRAMI
Member of the Royal Hibernian Academy MRHA
Member of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland MRIAI
Member of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland MSAI
Member of the Royal Dublin Society MRDS
Member of the Honorable Society of King's Inns MHSKI
Registered Member of the Archives and Records Association, Ireland RMARA
Registered Member or Fellow of the Parental Alienation Awareness Association MPAAA, FPAAA
Technician Member of Engineers Ireland TechIEI
Fellow of Engineers Ireland FIEI
Fellow of Irish Computer Society FICS [5]
Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and IrelandFRAI
Fellow of the Irish Guild of Organists and ChoristersFIGOC
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin FTCD
Scholar of Trinity CollegeSch [6]
Member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland [7] MPRII
Member of the Irish Society of Cinematographers [8] ISC
A Teachta Dála TD
Member of the European Parliament MEP
Church Titles
Church CurateCC
Parish PriestPP
Vicar general VG
Religious Institutes [3]
Canons Regular C.R. + Initials of specific Congregation e.g. C.R.I.C
Canons Regular of Premontré ("Praemonstratensians" or "Norbertines")O.Praem.
Order of St Benedict ("Benedictines")OSB
Order of Cistercians of Strict Observance ("Cistercians")OCSO, OCist or SOCist
Order of Preachers ("Dominicans" or "Blackfriars") Ordinis PraedicatorumOP
Conventual Franciscans ("Franciscans" or "Greyfriars")OFM Conv.
Capuchins Franciscans ("Capuchins")OFM Cap.
Order of Friars Minor ("Franciscans")OFM
Order of St Clare ("Poor Clares")OSC
Order of St Augustine ("Augustinians")OSA
Carmelites of the Ancient Observance ("Carmelites" or "Whitefriars")O Carm.
Discalced Carmelites ("Discalced Carmelites")O.C.D.
Order of Servants of Mary ("Servites")OSM
Brothers Hospitallers of St John of God ("St John of God Brothers")OH
Society of Jesus ("Jesuits")SJ or SI
Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary ("Loreto Sisters")IBVM
Vincentians CM
Daughters of Charity DC
Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer ("Redemptorists")C.Ss.R.
Congregation of the Passion ("Passionists")C.P.
Congregatio Sancti Spiritus Holy Ghost FathersC.S.Sp.
Salesians SDB
Society of the Divine Savior SalvatoriansSDB
Society of Mary ("Marists")SM
Marist Brothers FMS
Fratres Scholarum Christianorum ("De La Salle Brothers")FSC
Religious Sisters of Mercy ("Mercy Sisters")RSM
Religious Sisters of Charity ("Irish Sisters of Charity")RSC
Presentation Sisters IPBVM
Congregatio Fratrum Christianorum ("Congregation of Christian Brothers")C.F.C.
Society of St Columban ("Columban Fathers")SSC or S.S.C.M.E.
Missionary Society of St Patrick ("Kiltegan Fathers")SPS
Society of African Missions SMA
Celtic Cross Missionary CCM

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  1. 1 2 The exact post-nominal for university degrees varies based on the faculty in which the degree was obtained
  3. 1 2 There are too many religious institutes, learned societies, royal academies, and professional institutions to be listed. One example is provided in each case; the format shown should be followed for other organisations, except that the initials of the organisation should be substituted.
  4. Most institutions awarding Fellowships also award memberships. For example, whilst FRAeS is the highest award of the Royal Aeronautical Society, CRAeS (Companion) is an equivalent status but not also including professional qualifications, MRAeS is a professionally qualified member, and AMRAeS is an associate member — reflecting a lower level of professional qualification. This pattern is common, but not universal and specific post-nominals can vary between societies.
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  6. "FAQ - Scholars - TCD". Retrieved 2019-12-15.
  7. "Public Relations Institute of Ireland". PRII. Archived from the original on 17 May 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  8. Profile of the Irish Society of Cinematographers