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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A vibrant civic society in Ireland today: The role of the Church

Friday, 10 March 2023

If you missed this talk by Church of Ireland Archbishop John McDowell which took place in Benburb Priory, Co. Tyrone, you can watch it back now.

Public Engagement

Watchback: The Fiscal Social Contract

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Can taxation be a tool for social good? Watch back our recent event now

Policy and International Relations, Public Engagement

Ground Breakers: Dervilla Donnelly MRIA

Friday, 10 February 2023

A broadcast documentary giving insight into the life and work of Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry at University College Dublin, Dervilla Donnelly MRIA who was also the 2017 winner of the RIA's prestigious...

Science Committees, Public Engagement

UK Young Academy announces first members

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

67 members selected from across disciplines to provide voice for change in new UK-wide Young Academy, including three Northern Irish members.

Young Academy Ireland, Public Engagement

'Understanding human oxygen sensing: adventures of a physician in science'

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

The recent Academy Discourse by Nobel laureate Sir Peter Ratcliffe is available to watch back until Wednesday, 6 December 2022.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

John Bell Day Lecture 2022: Coherent effects in biological processes

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Watch back 2022 John Bell Day lecture with Professor Susana Huelga. This event was hosted by the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and the Royal Irish Academy, in association with the School of Maths & Physics.

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James O’Gara MRIA: Professor of Microbiology

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Professor O’Gara’s research seeks to improve the treatment options for chronic infections by finding new ways to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to eradicate biofilms.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Watchback - Discourse Series: 'Academic Freedom - Threats Within and Without'

Monday, 10 October 2022

If you missed last week's Academy Discourse which explored Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in 2022, you can watch it back now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Young Academy of Ireland deadline extended to Friday, 7 October

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

The deadline for the first Call for Members of the Young Academy of Ireland – a network of early career researchers and innovators - has been extended until Friday, 7 October.

Young Academy Ireland, Public Engagement