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Meet the women behind the suffrage poem

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Introducing author Eavan Boland and illustrator Paula McGloin

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Suffrage poem reading at the United Nations

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Watch author Eavan Boland, Hon. MRIA, read her commemorative poem on UN television

Publications, Public Engagement

Launch of The Book of Ballymote!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Codices Hibernenses Eximii II: Book of Ballymote is the second in a series of books dedicated to exploring some of the major manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy’s collection.

Library, Publications

10 years on, was austerity worth it? Debating Austerity, the RIA’s volume on the crisis and recovery, is now free to download

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Free from the RIA to mark ten years since the bank guarantee: our definitive volume on the crisis and recovery

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Royal Irish Academy joins Digital Repository of Ireland under new membership model

Thursday, 20 September 2018

As one of DRI’s core consortium organisations, the RIA has been closely involved with DRI’s development since 2011 and collections from the Academy Library and Publications departments have been deposited in the...

Library, Publications, Digital Repository of Ireland

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, we are publishing free online our six books on Excavations at Knowth via the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Public Engagement

Call for papers: Irish Studies in International Affairs

Thursday, 10 May 2018

We are seeking good quality papers from academics, policy-makers and PhD students


NEW BOOK: Enfranchising Ireland? Identity, citizenship and state

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

This book explores the origin and evolution of the concepts of citizenship and identity in Ireland


Brexit, Trump and the new populism

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Latest issue of Irish Studies in International Affairs to be launched at conference on 'Multilateralism and Interdependence' on 2 May

Publications, Standing Committee for International Affairs

The Maamtrasna murders 135 years on

Thursday, 29 March 2018

President Higgins to issue posthumous pardon to man wrongfully executed in 1882