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ARINS Podcast 28: Victims' rights on the island of Ireland

Thursday, 7 December 2023

Anurag Dep is a PhD researcher in law at QUB and Ian Jeffers commissioner for Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland, soon to be chief executive of Cooperation Ireland speak to our host Rory Montgomery about the...

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

New online Digital Atlas of Cork/Corcaigh launches today

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

Today marks the launch of the Digital Atlas of Cork/Corcaigh, a free online interactive map that invites you to discover the built heritage of Cork City in a new way where 6,245 features of the city's history from AD...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Michel Déon Prize winners event in Paris

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

On the evening of 28 November at the Irish Embassy in Paris, RIA Michel Déon Prize winners Conor O’Clery (2020) and Sally Hayden (2022) participated in a conversation facilitated by Michael Cronin MRIA. Amongst the...

Grants and Awards

Pirates of west Cork

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

The latest in an ongoing series of Dictionary of Irish Biography blog posts.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Grangegorman Lives: Patrick Thomas Daly

Saturday, 2 December 2023

The next addition to our Grangegorman Lives series is Patrick Thomas Daly, born on this day (2 December) in 1870, trade unionist and republican.

Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives

Margaret Kelleher MRIA, Professor of Literature

Friday, 1 December 2023

Professor Kelleher describes her year as a Cullman Center fellow at New York Public Library.

Members Research Series

Knowth megalithic art volume and related resources added to ‘Excavations at Knowth’ collection in the DRI

Thursday, 30 November 2023

The megalithic art of the passage tombs at Knowth, County Meath, by George Eogan MRIA and Elizabeth Shee Twohig MRIA, is now available as an online, open access resource in the Digital Repository of Ireland.


DRI Launches Member Case Studies

Thursday, 30 November 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has launched our first collection of Member Case Studies!

Digital Repository of Ireland

Town & Country launch and 'Mapping places, mapping people' lecture

Thursday, 23 November 2023

Town & Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas was launched by Vanessa Harding, chair, Historic Towns Trust last night following a lecture by Howard Clarke 'Mapping places, mapping people: Dublin...

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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