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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Iarnród Éireann

To mark the centenary of the Easter rising, the Royal Irish Academy and the Office of Public Works commissioned the artist David Rooney to create portraits of the men and women involved for the book 1916 Portraits and Lives. In partnership with Iarnród Éireann and Ireland 2016, large-scale reproductions of these portraits have been produced and displayed in the relevant stations around the country as well as an exhibition of all 15 portraits in the new entrance to Pearse Street station. 

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