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Kathleen Lonsdale

Friday, 3 July 2020

Dictionary of Irish Biography entry for Kathleen Lonsdale (1903–71), X-ray crystallographer and pacifist by Enda Leaney and Linde Lunney.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The polymath and genius who inspired Flann O'Brien

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Our author Peter Murray tells us about the life of Irish artist Cecil Ffrench Salkeld in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland

Forthcoming title: Clare Island Volume 9: Birds

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The latest volume in the New Survey of Clare Island series has just gone to print. Pre-order your copy ahead of its release in August.

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines for Data Sharing, final release published 30 June 2020

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Following the public consultation and official endorsement, the final version of the RDA COVID-19 Recommendations and Guidelines for Data Sharing was published on 30 June 2020.

Digital Repository of Ireland

A blood red page in the history of our country

Monday, 29 June 2020

Our author Myles Dungan discusses one of Ireland's most infamous murders in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.


Centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny, 1920

Sunday, 28 June 2020

To mark the centenary of the 1920 Connaught Rangers Mutiny, John Gibney of DIFP and Kate O'Malley of DIB appear on the latest History Ireland podcast

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

The second funeral of James Daly, Connaught Rangers’ mutineer, 1 November 1970

Friday, 26 June 2020

To mark the centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny of 28 June 1920, read this account by DIFP's John Gibney of how the remains of the only soldier executed for his role in the mutiny were returned to Ireland...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

A phone call that changed everything

Thursday, 25 June 2020

William C. Campbell, Ireland's only Nobel prizewinner for Medicine, on learning that he had just won a Nobel Prize.


Call for Proposals: Wolf Prize 2021

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The Academy has been invited to submit one or more candidates for the 2021 Wolf Prize.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

DIB Rogues: Peter Gulston (Scott), cat burglar

Thursday, 25 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation. Described as ‘...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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