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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100 years on: Ireland; Finland; New Zealand; Poland - A comparative history

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

If you missed last week's Academy Discourse, which took the form of a comparative panel discussion, you can watch it back now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

President's Note: Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, 9 September 2022

On behalf of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s all-island body for the sciences, humanities and social sciences, I would like to express our sadness following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Public Engagement

Watchback Discourse Series: 'Decoding the past to conserve our future'

Friday, 22 July 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Dr Larisa DeSantis, which took place at University College Cork, you can watch it back now. 

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

New Executive Director

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Dr Siobhán O’Sullivan has been confirmed as the new Executive Director of the Royal Irish Academy with effect from 19th September 2022.

Membership, Public Engagement

Ice Age bone samples reveal DNA links between wolves and dogs

Friday, 1 July 2022

Bone samples believed to be dogs or wolves have been discovered at an archaeological excavation at Ballynamintra Cave, Co. Waterford.

Archaeology Research Excavation Grant, Public Engagement

Launch of UK Young Academy

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

The UK Young Academy is a new interdisciplinary organisation of UK-based early-career researchers, innovators and professionals from across society who share a passion to improve our world.

Public Engagement

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