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7 new artworks to celebrate Colm Cille’s 1500th anniversary

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The commissions are in the visual arts, music and literature and have been commissioned by the RIA with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Library, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach, Public Engagement

Decarbonisation of the Health Sector

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

This Commentary by EASAC and FEAM emphasises the responsibility of the health sector to reduce its own GHG emissions, and work with other sectors to accelerate decarbonization of the wider economy

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

European academy networks call for urgent solution to health data transfer barriers

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

According to this report, legal challenges hamper the sharing of health data with researchers outside the EU/European Economic Area

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for Nominations: 2021 TUBA Academy Prizes

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

TÜBA Academy Prizes are awarded to scientists with original, leading and path-breaking works in their fields.

Policy and International Relations

New International Science Council Steering Group sets direction for the second phase of the Scientific Publishing project

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The recently appointed Group, which includes Ireland’s Luke Drury, MRIA, will guide the next set of project activities to define tractable priorities for reform and action in scientific publishing.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

History of Emotions Podcast Series No. 5: 'From grief to wonder: exploring emotions in Irish History'

Friday, 16 April 2021

This podcast examines the intersection between emotions, space and place in the context of Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin: 'Grief and Glasnevin', Georgina Laragy.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

'How should a liberal democracy react to conscientious objection claims?'

Thursday, 15 April 2021

Read the report on the recent debate on conscientious objection from legal, philosophical, theological and religious perspectives.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee

Enhancing access to research data during crises: lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic and Co-operative Development (OECD) is hosting a virtual workshop on 23 April 2021 at 11:30-14:00 Irish time (10.30-14:00 UTC)...

Digital Repository of Ireland

Watch back now

Monday, 12 April 2021

Catch up on our online discourses, webinars, seminars and talks.

Public Engagement

2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Social Sciences: call for nominations

Monday, 12 April 2021

In 2021, the Academy will award a Gold Medal in the Social Sciences to an individual who has made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution to their field. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals


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