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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Watch keynote and policy outlook from Achieving Ireland's Climate Action Ambitions conference

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

If you missed Mr Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications, and Transport keynote at the RIA conference 'Achieving Ireland's Climate Action Ambitions' on 25 February 2021 you can watch...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Watch Vaccine acceptance: Ireland, Europe and beyond

Friday, 26 February 2021

If you missed conversation number 7 in our 'Perspectives and Pathways in a Time of Crisis: RIA Online Conversation series' you can watch it now.

Policy and International Relations, Covid-19 Research Response

How has the wind shaped Irish life and literature?

Friday, 26 February 2021

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, which focuses on the Irish word gaoth.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Drawing from the well - The Irish Traditional Music Archive inspiring new art

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Grace Toland of the Irish Traditional Music Archive, introduces us to a wonderful project connecting artists with archival song, music and dance collections and the new art it has inspired...

Library, Library Blog

Call for nominations IAP Working Group – Biodiversity and Climate Change

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Experts are sought in, inter alia, biodiversity, climate change, the social sciences, UN processes, and sustainability and transformative change

Policy and International Relations

New Royal Irish Academy Paper on Libraries and Archives

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Libraries and archives: ‘Guardians of the word hoard’ by Siobhán Fitzpatrick and Mary O’Dowd, MRIA emphasises the importance of the written record as a resource for research and community memory but also as an essential...

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Special issue of Proceedings with focus on climate and society

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Can a long-term perspective on human adaptations to climate change inform Ireland’s response to the crisis we face today?


IHTA Galway/Gaillimh now available online

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 28 Galway/Gaillimh by Jacinta Prunty and Paul Walsh, published by the Royal Irish Academy in 2016, is now available to browse and download for free as part of IHTA Online....

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Medical manuscript conservation

Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Lilium Medicinae (MS 23 E 24), a fifteenth century medical manuscript, has recently returned from the conservator. 


Who is better off?

Monday, 22 February 2021

Adele Bergin and Seamus McGuinness reflect on cross-border differences in living standards, opportunities and quality of life on the island of Ireland.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South


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