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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Digital Repository of Ireland Joins National Women’s Council of Ireland

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) recently became a member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWC).

Digital Repository of Ireland

Let ‘the People’ Decide

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

In today's ARINS blog, Professor Colin Harvey picks through the political uncertainties surrounding the anticipated referendums, north and south, and asks how will the referendums work?

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Sinn Féin is biggest obstacle to Irish unity

Monday, 19 July 2021

Liam Kennedy's article One Island, Two Peoples: Ethical Perspectives on Ireland's Consitutional Future has been published by the ARINS (Analysing and Resarching Ireland North and South) project.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Derek Jackson, MRIA: Coastal Geomorphologist

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Professor Jackson’s work as a geomorphologist, examining changes in physical landscapes over time and the processes that drive them, has taken him from Ireland’s coastal dunefields to the Caribbean, and more recently (...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

New DRI Blog Series

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Throughout 2021, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has been running informal Coffee Mornings on the last Wednesday of every month. Our new blog series develops themes from the Coffee Mornings.

Digital Repository of Ireland

DRI Reaching Out: 2021 Connections and Collaborations

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Throughout 2021, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) has been expanding collaborations with other institutions, broadening our networks, and developing partnerships.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Funding awarded for an innovative collaborative project under the new Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants scheme

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

The Royal Irish Academy are delighted to announce a grant of £12,500 to Dr Ciara Healy-Musson, IT Carlow for ‘The Rural Reimagined: Connecting Irish and Scottish Artists and Writers with Rural Practices and Narratives’...

Grants and Awards

Vaccines: a life-saving choice

Monday, 12 July 2021

A new expert statement from the RIA's Life and Medical Sciences Committee written by Kingston Mills MRIA, Bert Rima MRIA and Dick Ahlstrom.

Life and Medical Sciences Committee

Watch: Learning from Covid 19 How Science Can Help Build Global Resilience

Friday, 9 July 2021

British Embassy Glencairn Conversations, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Covid-19 Research Response

Call for Nominations of experts to take part in a SAPEA Working Group on ‘Strategic crisis management in the EU: Improving EU crisis prevention, preparedness, response and resilience’

Thursday, 8 July 2021

The main question to be addressed is: ‘’Based on a broad and multidisciplinary understanding, how can the EU improve its strategic crisis management?’’

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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