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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Celticists, lexicographers and antiquarian scholars

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Listen to lectures from our series ‘1815, 1915: Centenaries & bicentenaries’


Latest Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee Statement

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee has released an Expert Statement on ‘The Potential of Irish Grassland Soils to Sequester Atmospheric Carbon’. 

Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals 2016

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Call for Nominations  

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

1916 Portraits and Lives station events

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

16 panels depicting Rising leaders who had train stations named after them in 1966 are going to be unveiled at stations across the country over the next few months.

Decade of Centenaries, Publications

Rebellion and Expulsion

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

From the Reading Room - Our latest blog post looks at Eoin MacNeill, MRIA, and his expulsion from the Academy in 1916

Library Blog, Library

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks Untitled: Philippe VACHER by James Coleman

Friday, 29 April 2016

James Coleman is a highly influential figure among artists in Ireland and is critically acclaimed internationally  

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Open Call

Friday, 29 April 2016

The Academy is issuing an open call seeking expressions of interest to serve on its International Affairs standing committee (IASC)

International Affairs Standing Committee, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees

Appointments to the Policy Oversight Group

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The primary purpose of the Policy Oversight Group (POG) is to provide a co-ordinated development framework for the Academy’s policy activities.  

Policy and International Relations

'A Rich and Gentle Mind' – Maud Joynt and the 1911 Census

Friday, 22 April 2016

From the Reading Room – A look at one of the first female staff members of the Academy

Library Blog, Library

Honorary Membership Proposals 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A small number of Honorary Members are elected to the Academy annually. The call for proposals for Honorary Membership 2016 is now open.



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