Academy in the News


30 October 2014 11:03 news

Ireland's rich history in science deserves acclaim.

It's time to give Belfast born scientist John Bell the recognition he deserves.

28 October 2014 4:38 news

Taoiseach speaks of 1916 rising at launch of "Judging W.T.Cosgrave"

Speaking at the launch of Professor Michael Laffan's biography in the Royal Irish Academy, Enda Kenny reclaimed paternity – partial, at least – for the 1916 Rising for Fine Gael and its founders.

28 October 2014 4:06 news

Schools to get free access to Dictionary of Irish Biography

The Royal Irish Academy is making its Dictionary of Irish Biography available to all schools online free of charge as part of the Decade of Centenaries commemorations.

22 October 2014 3:41 news

Launch of "Judging W.T. Cosgrave"

Liam Cosgrave and Taoiseach Enda Kenny launch 'Judging W.T. Cosgrave' by Michael Laffan at RIA on Tuesday 21st October.

22 October 2014 3:32 news

Michael Laffan and Liam Cosgrave on Today with Sean O'Rourke Show

Following the launch of 'Judging W.T. Cosgrave', author Michael Laffan talks to Sean O' Rourke, with inserts from David Mc Cullough's interview with Liam Cosgrave at RIA earlier in the week.

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.

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