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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The Academy’s latest ‘Women on Walls’

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Academy's newest artwork acquisition, of four female Members, was unveiled in Academy House on 12 October 2017.

Public Engagement

RIA-British Academy Brexit Briefing Paper Series

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The RIA and the British Academy launch a joint series of briefing papers aimed at considering key issues related to UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Policy and International Relations

OUT NOW: Judging Shaw by Fintan O'Toole

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The fourth book in our award-winning ‘Judging’ series is now available in all good bookshops and on our website

Judging Shaw

2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards: Call for applications

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The call for applications for the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards is now open.

Grants and Awards

RIA Nominee to attend World Science Forum in Jordan

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce the selection of its nominee, Dr Jamie Goggins, to attend the World Science Forum in Jordan in November 2017.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

RIA Members appointed to ALLEA Working Group on Truth, Trust and Expertise

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Royal Irish Academy is pleased to announce that Professor Maria Baghramian and Professor Luke Drury have been appointed to the ALLEA working group on 'Truth, Trust and Expertise'.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The false widow spider is all over the web

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Read what the experts have to say in the latest issue of Biology and Environment


Discovering Irish-Japanese relations

Thursday, 5 October 2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of formal diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. Over the last year DIFP has been exploring the sixty years since 1957.


Now Open: Archaeology Research Excavation Grants

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants – Deadline 23:55 (GMT) Thursday 26 October 2017.

Grants and Awards

Michael Potterton on the 'Anglo-Norman town'

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

To complement the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Online series we are producing short essays by experts on particular town types. The fifth in the series is on the Anglo-Norman towns ...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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