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New Collection in DRI – Mathematics Teachers Participating in Lesson Study: Two Case Study Sites

Friday, 9 February 2024

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to announce that a new collection –  Mathematics teachers participating in Lesson Study: two case study sites – has been published in the Repository through the The...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Watch Our Great National Temple of Art and Industry conference

Friday, 9 February 2024

An initiative of the Royal Irish Academy’s Historical Studies Committee, consisting of a collaborative exhibition, plenary session and conference in collaboration with the RDS, and the National Gallery of Ireland across...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

Book sales, brothers, and Bonaparte!

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

In our latest library blog, a recent donation with an intriguing inscription offers a window into the life of the Haliday family and their fascinating circle of friends.

Library, Library Blog

Vacancy: Senior Executive Assistant

Tuesday, 6 February 2024

Applications are invited for the position of Senior Executive Assistant based at the Royal Irish Academy. Closing date:  20 February.


Trinity College and SADSI students through to the Irish Times debate finals, in a semi-final hosted by ARINS

Friday, 2 February 2024

There was full house in the Royal Irish Academy last night for the semi-finals of the Irish Times debate 

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

EASAC report released: Towards an International Plastics Treaty

Friday, 2 February 2024

Systemic failures are driving rapid growth in production, consumption and leakage of plastics in the marine, terrestrial and freshwater environments, shows a new EASAC Commentary. The summary of the latest scientific...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Dr William McCarthy wins the 2024 Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize

Friday, 2 February 2024

Recent graduate of TU Dublin has been recognised for his innovative work addressing the presence of chlorate in dairy products

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

'Making St Brigit real in the early middle ages' by Elva Johnston

Thursday, 1 February 2024

Brigit has been treated differently to Irish male saints, becoming a secondary character in her own biographies, reductively overshadowed by a barely attested goddess. 


Grangegorman Lives: Patrick O'Daly

Thursday, 1 February 2024

On this day (1 February) in 1922, O’Daly orchestrated the handover of the Beggars Bush barracks from British troops. 

Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives

ARINS Podcast 30: Health Law: convergence and divergence on the island of Ireland

Thursday, 1 February 2024

In this month's ARINS podcast host Rory Montgomery meets Clayton Ó Néill (Senior Lecturer of Law at Queen's University Belfast) and Andrea Mulligan (Barrister and Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin).

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South


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