Academy in the News


10 October 2014 4:11 news

"Nobel" Prize in geography for Prof Anne Buttimer

Professor Anne Buttimer (UCD) has been awarded the prestigious Vautrin Lud Prize, considered the 'Nobel' of geography, at the International Festival of Geography on October 5th, 2014.

09 October 2014 11:01 news

Is our budget strategy in tune with the Constitution?

Spatial Justice and the Irish Crisis editor Gerry Kearns in the Irish Times.

02 October 2014 4:28 news

A far cry from the Smiddy days of Irish diplomacy.

Professor Timothy Smiddy was the first envoy and fiscal agent of Dáil Éireann to the US.

02 October 2014 10:00 news

Professor Ronan Fanning challenges John Bruton over necessity for 1916 Rising.

Ronan Fanning said British government’s inept behaviour encouraged violence.

01 October 2014 4:26 news

Cartographer Tim Robinson honoured in 'Connemara and Elsewhere'

Connemara-based cartographer and writer Tim Robinson is honoured for his “unique contribution to Irish literature and landscape” with a series of events involving NUI Galway and the Royal Irish Academy.

25 September 2014 4:22 news

Professor John Mc Neill says scientists hope to reverse damage to the planet

Human influence on our world over the past century has been so profound that it has changed the physical make-up of the planet, according to Professor John Mc Neill

25 September 2014 4:13 news

Scottish politics expert Michael Keating on RTE News

In advance of the 'The Scottish Referendum - Different roads to the same place’ lecture at RIA on September 8th, Professor Michael Keating spoke to Fiona Mitchell on RTE News

21 August 2014 3:03 news

Commemorating the first anniversary of Seamus Heaney MRIA 1939-2013

The Academy mourns the passing of Seamus Heaney. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. We remember his very generous contribution to the life of the Academy.

22 July 2014 11:07 news

Guidebook by Aran expert explores mysteries of Dún Aonghasa’s past.

Author says hillfort residents had their own thriving bronze casting industry.

19 June 2014 4:10 news

Dating Hammurabi, the sixth king of Babylon

How could figuring out when an ancient king lived have a role in our understanding of climate change?


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