The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 requires FOI bodies to prepare and publish as much information as possible in an open and accessible manner on a routine basis outside of FOI, having regard to the principles of openness, transparency and accountability as set out in Sections 8(5) and 11(3) of the Act. This allows for the publication or giving of records outside of FOI provided that such publication or giving of access is not prohibited by law. The scheme commits FOI bodies to make information available as part of their normal business activities in accordance with this scheme.

The Academy’s Publication Scheme is contained below. It is divided into six heading

Please note this section is currently being updated.

1. About the Academy


Main phone number: +353 1 676 2570
Email Address:

To contact us please visit the contact page on our website
For a staff directory please visit the staff directory page on our website
For Freedom of Information contact information please visit the FOI page on our website

2. Services provided

The Academy has a diverse range of events, activities and reports available to the public. Academy House is itself a public building. Please see below for information on the various sections.

3. Decision-making process

The Academy offers a number of grants and awards. For information on each of the individual schemes please see the links below.

4. Financial Information

The Academy publishes its Financial Statements and makes them available online on our Financial Statements page.

Information will appear on an annual basis of funding and sponsorship received above €10,000. This will begin with 2016 and will be updated on an annual basis.

5. Procurement

Links to all current tender competitions on the eTenders Website will appear here. This applies to over €10,000 for ICT and €25,000 for all other competitions.

The Academy currently has no live tenders.

Details on public contracts that are awarded from 15 April 2016 for over €10,000 for ICT and over €25,000 for other contracts will appear here.

6. FOI Disclosure Log

A log of FOI requests received from 15 April 2016 will appear here. This log will include details on the category of the requester, the description of the request and the decisions made.

Please note the above does not apply to personal requests or personal information about requesters. 

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