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Hamilton Day 2016

Thursday, 20 October 2016

The annual Hamilton Day took place on Monday 17 October. 

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day

Irish History Online – an invaluable listing of writings on Irish history

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

An essential resource for students and researchers of Irish history at all levels

Library, Library Blog

European Research Council Meeting

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Royal Irish Academy hosted the 57th Plenary Meeting of the European Research Council (ERC) from 10-12 October 2016.

Policy and International Relations

Irish Historic Towns Atlases available online

Monday, 17 October 2016

Five Irish Historic Towns Atlases of monastic origin now available freely online to read and download.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Call for Experts

Friday, 14 October 2016

EASAC are seeking nominations for membership of it's Environmental Steering Panel.

Policy and International Relations

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Silent Moves by Aideen Barry

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Aideen Barry's short film was chosen by the public to complete the list of 100 Artworks.

Publications, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Ordnance Survey Maps Appeal

Thursday, 13 October 2016

An update on our fundraiser for the conservation of the Library's Ordnance Survey map collection.


The Ethical Political Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee series of Conversational Conversations

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

During 2016 Mason Hayes & Curran sponsored the committee’s series of Conversational Conversations on a range of topics.

Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee

Ethical Political Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee Opinion Series

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Throughout 2015 the committee authored an Opinion Series on a range of topics as part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative. 

Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee, Opinion Series

Response to the Consultation by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on the Draft Junior Cycle Philosophy Short Course

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Authored by committee members of the Ethical, Political, Legal and Philosophical Studies Committee in response to the NCCA's call.

Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee


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