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‘This is a song a robin sang , this morning on a broken tree’

Thursday, 27 July 2017

In memoriam Francis Ledwidge, 1887-1917. The latest Library blog post, written by Siobhán Fitzpatrick.

Library, Library Blog

Ireland’s leading young chemist enjoys international success

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Winner of Ireland’s Young Chemist Prize has been awarded a prestigious international award at the World Chemistry Congress.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee

2017 RIA-RS International Cost-Share Awards

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Academy makes two collaborative research awards with the Royal Society under the 2017 International Exchanges Cost-Share Programme.

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

Listen back to our Swift Lunchtime Lectures

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A series of talks commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth. 


A candle for Eugene O’Curry, or the cataloguer’s revenge

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The latest Library Blog post takes a look at the life of a nineteenth-century cataloguer.

Library, Library Blog

Royal Irish Academy Brexit Survey Results

Friday, 14 July 2017

Survey results released outlining the views of the academic community concerning the potential impact of Brexit.

Policy and International Relations

Mary E. Daly honoured at Queen's University, Belfast

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Mary E. Daly former President of the RIA was honoured on Tuesday 4 July 2017 for distinction in the humanities at QUB where she received an Honorary Degree.


DRI Director appointed to NAAC

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

DRI Director Natalie Harrower has been appointed to the National Archives Advisory Council

Digital Repository of Ireland

Eight Appointments to the DRI Board

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The new Board of the Digital Repository of Ireland has been announced

Digital Repository of Ireland

RIA Brexit Taskforce Stakeholder Roundtables

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The RIA Brexit Taskforce held Stakeholder Consultations in Dublin and Belfast in June 2017 to discuss the issues facing the sector as a result of Britain exiting the EU.

Policy and International Relations


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