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The UK and Ireland: The UK's Referendum on EU Membership

Thursday, 26 May 2016

A joint initiative of the RIA and the British Academy to consider the implications of a potential UK withdrawal from the EU. 

Policy and International Relations

Book of Ballymote Conference 5-6 February 2015

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Listen back to lectures from our Book of Ballymote conference


Winners of the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Monday, 23 May 2016

The awards are jointly presented by the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce.

Grants and Awards

Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals 2016

Monday, 23 May 2016

In 2016 the Royal Irish Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Life Sciences. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Show me your data Galway

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Academy visited the ‘City of the Tribes’ on Wednesday 18 May for the second instalment of the Engineering and Computer Science Lecture Series. 

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Sample Food and Drink in Ireland

Friday, 20 May 2016

To celebrate the publication of our new book Food and Drink in Ireland, we are sharing two chapters, which will be free to download for a limited time.


‘1916 Portraits and Lives’ exhibition now open in Kilmainham Gaol

Friday, 13 May 2016

The exhibition features 42 portraits by David Rooney included in our book 1916 Portraits and Lives.

Decade of Centenaries, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Publications

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Paddy Clarke, Ha, Ha, Ha

Friday, 13 May 2016

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is the 1993 novel Paddy Clarke, Ha, Ha, Ha, by Roddy Doyle.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications

Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Pearl Dunlevy

Thursday, 12 May 2016

A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online, comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition. Read the entry on Pearl Dunlevy, a tenacious...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Intellectual life in Ireland, 1910-1920 Lunchtime Lecture Series - audio recordings now available

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lectures examining aspects of scholarship and intellectual life that helped shape cultural understandings of what it meant to be Irish in the early twentieth century.



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