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Engineering and Computing Academy Speaker 2018

Monday, 12 June 2017

Applications for the 2018 Engineering and Computing Academy Speaker now open.

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Launch of the Digital Atlas of Galway

Monday, 29 May 2017

Contents from the IHTA Galway/Gaillimh atlas have been incorporated into a Geographical Information System. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Irish Historic Towns Atlas Public Lecture, Seminar and Galway launch

Friday, 26 May 2017

Public lecture by Roger Kain and IHTA Seminar 2017: Mapping Townscapes: comparative perspectives through the Irish and British Historic Town Atlases.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

RIA Submits Views on the FP9 Funding Programme

Friday, 26 May 2017

Royal Irish Academy has released its Submission to Ireland's National Position Paper on the EU 9th Framework Programme 

Policy and International Relations

18 New Members of the Royal Irish Academy

Friday, 26 May 2017

Experts on cryptography, artificial intelligence, obesity and Wolfe Tone.


New DRI Website

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Digital Repository of Ireland has launched a new website.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Call for Nominations to the DRI Board

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking expressions of interest from DRI Members to serve on the Digital Repository of Ireland’s (DRI) new Board.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Winners of the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

The winners of the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards 2017 were announced on Friday 19 May at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

Grants and Awards

Celebrating 1916 in 1966: Kevin B. Nowlan & RTÉ

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

From the Reading Room: In the latest Library Blog post Archivist Karen de Lacey delves into the Nowlan archives.

Library, Library Blog

‘A life of two exiles: Wacław Tadeusz Dobrzyński (1883-1962)’

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Listen Back: Lunchtime Lecture in association with the Polish Embassy's exhibition on the life and career of Consul-General Wacław Tadeusz Dobrzyński.



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