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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Admittance Day 2023

Friday, 26 May 2023

28 recently elected Members were officially admitted during our ceremony today for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, humanities and social sciences, as well as to public service.


New Collections Published by Archiving Reproductive Health for 5th Anniversary of the Repeal Referendum

Friday, 26 May 2023

On the fifth anniversary of the referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, the Archiving Reproductive Health project is delighted to announce the publication of three new collections, and...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Young Academy Ireland (YAI) Induction Day

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

The President of the Royal Irish Academy, Pat Guiry welcomed the first cohort of Young Academy Ireland members to the Royal Irish Academy on Tuesday, 25 April 2023. 

Young Academy Ireland

Vacancy: Commissioning Editor

Wednesday, 24 May 2023

The Academy is seeking applications for a Commissioning Editor as part of the Publications Office team based at the Royal Irish Academy. Closing date: Wednesday, 21 June.


Revealing Grangegorman: a celebratory event

Monday, 22 May 2023

Join us on 3 June for a series of free talks and walking tours of the site.

Grangegorman Histories

Clare Island Survey research featured at the Venice Biennale

Friday, 19 May 2023

Ireland’s exhibition at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale was opened today by Minister Patrick O’Donovan, T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The Venice...

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

Ireland’s construction industry, education, research and training sectors are urged to work together to plan future of delivery of construction needs

Friday, 19 May 2023

A report released today by the Royal Irish Academy and the Construction Industry Federation contains recommendations for the construction industry, education and training, and research sectors aimed at ensuring Ireland’...

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee, Geography and Geosciences Committee

New deep sea octopus species found

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Note: this text was originally published in the editorial of Biology and Environment, volume 123B, issue 1.


Listen to the 'Leabhar Breac' Conference

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Listen to talks given during The Leabhar Breach conference which explored the historical, ecclesiastical, literary and illustrative aspects of An Leabhar Breac, this most impressive example of a predominantly religious...


Seed funding for International Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

The British Academy and Royal Irish Academy announce seed funding for early-career researchers to promote international knowledge exchange

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards


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