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.

Read more about the RIA


Filter News

Watch 'Astronomy and Poetry' Discourse

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

You can now watch the recent Academy Discourse by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Hon. MRIA which was sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Call for Nominations: Ernst Schering Prize for basic research in the life sciences

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

A special focus is on nominees actively pursuing their scientific goals for the benefit of society. Nominations will be accepted from established scientists as well as from scientific societies or organizations

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The creative word-play of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore the meaning of Gloss/Clós/Glas, words dear to poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Jennifer Todd, MRIA: Political Scientist

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Professor Todd’s current research is focused on the conditions of political, social and constitutional transformation and the role of reflexivity in social change.

Membership, Members Research Series, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Call for papers - 'International politics in times of risk and uncertainty: the COVID-19 crisis and beyond'

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Call for papers for the 2021 International Affairs online conference, which will take place online on Thursday, 29 April 2021.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Lynn and Dunlevy: leading the fight against TB

Monday, 23 November 2020

In the final article of our three-part series on public health and infectious disease, we look at the development of ‘public health’ in Ireland, considering key figures in the area of tuberculosis eradication: Kathleen...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

What Irish folklore creature features in several modern terms for fungi?

Friday, 20 November 2020

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words on fás aon oíche.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Dublin City University Library Joins the DRI

Friday, 20 November 2020

DCU Library provides information, content, collection and library services and supports on 3 campuses.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Adapting to a changing climate: How can we build resilience?

Thursday, 19 November 2020

We must build resilience to a range of challenges, including that of climate change. Individuals play a critical role in our combined path to a resilient economy and society. Find out more in this blog by Dr Olga M...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

'Man, maps and map history: John Andrews, 1927–2019'

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Arnold Horner delivered a lecture on John Andrews, MRIA and founding member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, on 17 November 2020 to mark the first anniversary of his death. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


Stay up to date with the Royal Irish Academy newsletter

Sign up now