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'The Irish dimension to British history: from the Act of Union to Brexit'

Monday, 25 February 2019

Watch Sir David Cannedine addresses the key issues in Irish history within the context of British history from the early 1800s and the Act of Union, through to the current Brexit situation.

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'Women in government: four Tanaisti in conversation'

Friday, 25 January 2019

View our discourse marking the centenary of the 1918 parliamentary elections online now.

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Chris Bean discusses 'Recent insights into how the Earth works: embracing uncertainty'

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Watch an interview and full discourse with Professor Chris Bean in which he discusses predictability and uncertainty in forecasting volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides.

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Royal Irish Academy Public Discourse Series 2018/19 sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Between September 2018 and April 2019, this Series will include expert speakers on a wide range of subjects including cybersecurity, the experience of female politicians at the highest ranks of Irish parliamentary...

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Nobel Laureate, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan on the ribosome, proteins and antibiotic resistance

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Nobel Laureate, Sir Venkatraman 'Venki' Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society on 18 June in Academy House presents an Academy Discourse titled ‘Antibiotics and the cell’s protein factory’ - the sixth in the...

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Redmond and Carson: bloodshed, borders and beyond

Friday, 27 April 2018

Watch the Academy Discourse given by Professor Alvin Jackson, Hon. MRIA marking the anniversary of the death of John Redmond.

Decade of Centenaries, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Discourse Series

Greatest Irish parliamentarians of their generation: Redmond and Carson with Professor Alvin Jackson

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Professor Alvin Jackson's book Judging Redmond and Carson was launched on 6 March 2018 by an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, as part of an Academy Discourse delivered on the centenary of John Redmond's death.

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