THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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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Admittance Day 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Today the Royal Irish Academy celebrates Admittance Day when 24 of our 29 newly elected Members were officially admitted to the Academy for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, humanities and social sciences...

Membership, Public Engagement

2022 Michel Déon Shortlist Announced

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs has today announced the six shortlisted titles for the 2022 Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Academy Discourse: The future of higher education

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Professor Sir Adrian Smith, President of The Royal Society talking with Orla Feely MRIA on the future of higher education you can watch it back now. 

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Academy Discourse: The Changing World of Money and Finance

Thursday, 7 April 2022

If you missed our Academy Discourse conversation with Frances Ruane MRIA and Patrick Honohan MRIA you can watch it back now.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Deirdre Madden MRIA: Professor of Law

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Professor Madden’s work is driven by the endless diversity and topicality of the issues that arise in the intersection of health law, medicine and ethics.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Michael Morris MRIA: Chemist

Monday, 13 December 2021

Professor Morris suggests that the challenges and benefits of the circular economy represent a new industrial revolution.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

John Bell Day Lecture 2021

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Watch 'Spooky Action at a Distance' presented by Professor Angelo Bassi and hosted by the Chief Executives’ Club at QUB and the RIA, in association with the School of Maths & Physics, QUB.

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Helene McNulty MRIA: Human Nutritionist

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Professor McNulty’s research programme aims to provide greater understanding of nutrition-related health issues throughout the lifecycle, and to contribute to food and health policy in Ireland, the UK and...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Bashar Nuseibeh MRIA: Software Engineer

Friday, 1 October 2021

Professor Nuseibeh calls for a radical re-thinking of the discipline of software engineering, suggesting a perspective of ‘software without boundaries’, such that the essence of being human, being social and being...

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Discourse Series speakers announced

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce the speakers for their 2021/22 Discourse Series which will be sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

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