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28 February 2023

Presidential Discourse: The Critical University

President of the RIA, Dr Mary Canning in conversation with Professor Brian MacCraith

Discourse Series
24 February 2023

Sign Languages on the Island of Ireland: Recognition and Human Rights

A conference bringing together policy makers, academics, community leaders and civil servants to evaluate how sign language legislation translates into practice.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee
23 February 2023

The crossover book: writing research for the general public

Join us for an engaging conversation with established authors and industry professionals.

20 February 2023

The Fiscal Social Contract: How Taxation can be Applied as a Tool for Social Good in Irish Society

Can taxation be a tool for social good? 

Policy and International Relations
07 February 2023

Culture and citizenship - Prof Tomás Ó Máille (1880-1938)

Irish scholar Tomás Ó Máille is celebrated with focus on his recordings of folklore, song, and dialects of Irish speakers.

02 February 2023

IUA-RIA workshop for researchers to gather views on Ireland's new research funding agency

Researchers from across the country are invited to a IUA-RIA workshop to share their views on Ireland's new research funding agency.

Policy and International Relations
01 February 2023

Sprinting to Digital Preservation: Getting to grips with digital recordkeeping

Participants will collaborate in a 'book sprint' to produce practical Electronic Recordkeeping Guidelines. 

Digital Repository of Ireland
13 January 2023

The Irish Times Debate 2022-2023 Semi-Finals

The Irish Times Debate semi-finals will take place in the Royal Irish Academy. These debates are in partnership with the ARINS Project. Some of Ireland’s most talented young debaters will tackle motions relating to this...

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South
10 January 2023

Ensuring Inclusive Research Careers

A half-day conference exploring the challenges to inclusivity in research careers and championing some examples of positive change in Ireland and abroad.

17 December 2022

The Asylum Workshop - a documentary drama

3rd Year BA Drama students in TU Dublin are delighted to have worked with playwright Colin Murphy and Grangegorman Development Agency on 'The Asylum Workshop'. A new documentary play about the history of the...

Grangegorman Histories


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