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Revealing Grangegorman: a celebratory event

Monday, 22 May 2023

Join us on 3 June for a series of free talks and walking tours of the site.

Grangegorman Histories

Clare Island Survey research featured at the Venice Biennale

Friday, 19 May 2023

Ireland’s exhibition at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale was opened today by Minister Patrick O’Donovan, T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The Venice...

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

Ireland’s construction industry, education, research and training sectors are urged to work together to plan future of delivery of construction needs

Friday, 19 May 2023

A report released today by the Royal Irish Academy and the Construction Industry Federation contains recommendations for the construction industry, education and training, and research sectors aimed at ensuring Ireland’...

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee, Geography and Geosciences Committee

New deep sea octopus species found

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Note: this text was originally published in the editorial of Biology and Environment, volume 123B, issue 1.


Listen to the 'Leabhar Breac' Conference

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Listen to talks given during The Leabhar Breach conference which explored the historical, ecclesiastical, literary and illustrative aspects of An Leabhar Breac, this most impressive example of a predominantly religious...


Seed funding for International Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

The British Academy and Royal Irish Academy announce seed funding for early-career researchers to promote international knowledge exchange

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

Gladys Ganiel MRIA: Sociologist of Religion

Friday, 12 May 2023

Professor Ganiel’s research in the sociology of religion encompasses the role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding, religious trends on the island of Ireland, and wider debates about religious persistence amid...

Members Research Series

New DRI Member: Cork City and County Archive

Friday, 12 May 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that Cork City and County Archive (CCCA) have joined as our latest member.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Watchback Discourse Series: “There’s so much to know”: Post-pandemic reflections on the human thirst for knowledge and its value and utility.

Thursday, 11 May 2023

The livestream recording of our recent Discourse Series is available to watch now.

Discourse Series

DRI Welcomes Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI) as Member

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to announce that the Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI) has joined as our latest member – marking a significant milestone as our first member from...

Digital Repository of Ireland


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