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'Women writing Ireland'

Friday, 22 February 2019

Listen to a panel discussion with four Irish women writers to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849).  

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Interviews with 2018 Gold Medallists

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Watch the 2018 Academy Gold Medals winners, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, MRIA and Stephen J. Smartt, MRIA sharing their views on what it means to receive their awards

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Eoin O'Mahony Bursary in Irish History open

Thursday, 21 February 2019

The Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish History was established in memory of the genealogist and newspaper columnist Eoin O’Mahony, and is now open for applications.

Grants and Awards

Community Archives Membership Scheme

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

DRI are delighted to announce that Cork LGBT Archive are the winners of the first DRI Community Archives Scheme.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Forest bioenergy, carbon capture and storage, and carbon dioxide removal: an update

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

EASAC publish commentary re-emphasising previous findings in particular their report on “Negative Emission Technologies”

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Royal Irish Academy Response to Consultation Questions relating to the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S

Friday, 15 February 2019

The Royal Irish Academy  has submitted a Response to Consultation Questions relating to the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

New exhibition on Joseph Walshe (1886-1956): the founding father of the Irish foreign service

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The second of the monthly exhibitions we are co-curating with the National Archives of Ireland  deals with the lengthy career of the founding father of the Irish diplomatic service.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Gold Medals for the stars of research

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Academy Gold Medals awarded in the Humanities and the Physical and Mathematical Sciences to architectural historian, Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Astrophysicist, Professor Stephen J. Smartt MRIA.

Gold Medals

Irish Studies in International Affairs

Friday, 8 February 2019

New volume explores the themes of multilateralism and interdependence

Publications, Standing Committee for International Affairs


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