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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Watchback - Discourse Series: Light illuminates innovation in medicine and climate solutions

Wednesday, 22 November 2023

Watch the recording of the Discourse Series with Professor Naomi J. Halas and Brian Norton MRIA that took place on 16 November 2023.

Discourse Series

2024 RIA Gold Medals recipients announced

Tuesday, 21 November 2023

The 2024 RIA Gold Medal in the Engineering Sciences has been awarded to Máire O'Neill MRIA and the 2024 RIA Gold Medal in the Social Sciences has been awarded to Brigid Laffan MRIA.

Gold Medals

Celebrating the 1853 Great Industrial Exhibition of Dublin

Tuesday, 21 November 2023

A collaborative exhibition, plenary session and conference of the Royal Irish Academy, the RDS, and the National Gallery of Ireland taking place across the month of November 2023

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

You can be anything in Ireland now, as long as it’s not English - a panel discussion

Monday, 20 November 2023

'You can be anything in Ireland now, as long as it’s not English', a panel discussion held in the Royal Irish Academy on Monday, 20 November 2023 Luke Sheehan

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Ahoy, Matey!

Wednesday, 15 November 2023

In our latest Library blog, we feature the third post in our UCD Student Blog Series. Chloe Stapleton will transport you back to Dublin in 1705 when the presumed lost ship ‘The Ouzel Galley’ sailed back home the river...

Library, Library Blog

New Digital Repository of Ireland partnership

Tuesday, 14 November 2023

Digital Repository of Ireland announces ground-breaking partnership with Irish Distillers to provide future access to archival collections. Historic documents from Irish Distillers’ private archive will soon be...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Academy closed - Storm Debi

Sunday, 12 November 2023

Due to the potentially hazardous conditions as a result of Storm Debi the Academy will not open until 11am tomorrow Monday 13 November. The library will open after lunch at 2pm.

Library, Public Engagement

John Bell Day Lecture 2023: Testing the foundations of quantum mechanics with levitated mechanical systems

Friday, 10 November 2023

Watch back this year's John Bell Day lecture with Professor Hendrik Ulbricht. This event was hosted by the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and the Royal Irish Academy, in association with the School of Maths &...

Public Engagement, STEM Education

Watch 2023 Hamilton Lecture: ‘How surprisingly intricate are random structures?’

Tuesday, 7 November 2023

If you missed our 2023 Hamilton lecture ‘How surprisingly intricate are random structures?’ delivered by Professor Wendelin Werner you can watch it now

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day

Archiving Reproductive Health Anonymisation Protocol Published

Tuesday, 7 November 2023

The Archiving Reproductive Health project at the Digital Repository of Ireland has published a factsheet about the Anonymisation Protocol used in cataloguing the In Her Shoes collection.

Digital Repository of Ireland


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