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'Dáil Éireann: the first 100 years, 1919–2019'

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

This one-day conference held on 11 December 2018 produced in partnership with the Houses of the Oireachtas to mark the 100th anniversary of Dáil Éireann is is now available to watch online.

Decade of Centenaries, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

DIB entry of the day: Hanna Sheehy Skeffington

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Margaret Ward today delivers her lecture ‘“A precious boon” in difficult times – Hanna Sheehy Skeffington and her sisters’ at Academy House. To accompany that...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIFP on RTÉ Radio One, Sunday 24 March

Friday, 22 March 2019

DIFP XI featured on a special edition of on RTÉ Radio One's Bowman on Sunday 24 March. Buy the book for just €25 until 1 April 2019.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

The DIB on RTÉ – Fr Patrick Peyton

Thursday, 21 March 2019

An Esras Films documentary about Fr Patrick Peyton aired on RTE 1 on Thursday March 21 at 22:15. Dr Kate O'Malley of the DIB is a contributor. Read the DIB entry on the 'Rosary Priest', by Deirdre Bryan and Maureen...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

RIA Joint Letter with the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Learned Society of Wales

Thursday, 21 March 2019

The Academy has collaborated with the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Learned Society of Wales to draw attention to shared issues between the devolved administrations.

Policy and International Relations

Call for nominations on the topic "Towards an EU Sustainable Food System"

Thursday, 14 March 2019

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) is looking for experts to provide scientific advice within the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

2019 Archaeology Grants closing soon

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Apply now to the annual Archaeology Research Grants Scheme and the Radiocarbon C14 scheme, closing 17:00 22 March 2019.

Grants and Awards

Invitation to Express Interest in Membership of Future Earth Ireland

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking expressions of interest from persons interested in being part of the second term of Future Earth Ireland.

Policy and International Relations, Future Earth Ireland, International Activities

Economist Mariana Mazzucato is the winner of the 2019 Madame de Staël Prize

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

The award worth €20,000, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, is awarded annually by ALLEA to eminent scholars and intellectuals whose work represents a significant contribution to the identity and values of...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Republic to Republic DIB entry: John A. Costello

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949, we are publishing a number of our entries of figures involved in Irish foreign policy...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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