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Éire signs and the 'Emergency'

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

The recent hot weather saw a number of archaeological remains come to light across the country, but a gorse fire on Bray Head revealed a remnant of the more recent past: a World War Two vintage 'Éire' sign.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call for Proposals

Friday, 3 August 2018

Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Climate Change and Health

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

EASAC welcomes contributions of written evidence to the EASAC Biosciences Programme.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Miss Edgeworth advises …

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Second in our Blog post series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century.'  This month we look at Maria Edgeworth, Hon. MRIA. 

Library, Library Blog

Eleanor Maguire Hon. MRIA elected to British Academy

Friday, 20 July 2018

Congratulations to Neuroscientist Prof Eleanor Maguire Hon. MRIA who was among the 76 academics elected as Fellows of the British Academy today in recognition of her achievements.


Hamilton 'Eureka Moment' Art Commission

Monday, 16 July 2018

The RIA, in partnership with TII and DIT, is seeking expressions of interest to participate in an art commission to commemorate the 'Eureka Moment' of the famous Irish mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton.

Public Engagement, Hamilton Day

Thirty-eight new lives just added to the DIB online

Monday, 9 July 2018

Thirty-eight new lives were added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online in June 2018, our seventeenth online update.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Member Profile: Graeme Watson

Monday, 9 July 2018

Graeme Watson, computational chemist was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.


International Science Council (ISC)

Friday, 6 July 2018

Anna Davies has been elected as an ordinary member of the first Governing Board of the ISC.

Policy and International Relations, Future Earth Ireland, International Activities

Member Profile: Koen Verbruggen

Friday, 6 July 2018

Koen Verbruggen, Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy on 25 May 2018.



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