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Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost-Share Programme 2018 awardees

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The 2018 awardees are Prof Ken Duffy (National University of Ireland Maynooth) and Dr Paula Bourke (Dublin Institute of Technology).

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards, Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme

Chris Bean discusses 'Recent insights into how the Earth works: embracing uncertainty'

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Watch an interview and full discourse with Professor Chris Bean in which he discusses predictability and uncertainty in forecasting volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

The sinking of the RMS Leinster, 10 October 1918

Monday, 8 October 2018

The sinking of RMS Leinster on 10 October 1918 is the worst maritime disaster recorded in the Irish Sea. It also had the potential to become an issue in attempts to bring the First World War to an end.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Irish Historic Towns Atlas collaborate with the Heritage Council and Dublin Festival of History

Friday, 5 October 2018

The collaboration between the Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) and the Heritage Council was celebrated this week with the launch of the IHTA Layer on and the Digital Atlas of Fethard as well as...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Michel Déon Prize Shortlist Announced

Friday, 5 October 2018

The six shortlisted titles for the inaugural Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction has been announced today.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

DIFP on the road, 6-13 October 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

We'll be on the road throughout early October.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Royal Irish Academy Represented on EASAC Energy Steering Panel

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The Academy congratulates Professor Brian Norton MRIA on this recent nomination to the EASAC Energy Steering Panel.

Policy and International Relations

10 years on, was austerity worth it? Debating Austerity, the RIA’s volume on the crisis and recovery, is now free to download

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Free from the RIA to mark ten years since the bank guarantee: our definitive volume on the crisis and recovery

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

The Royal Irish Academy host the ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science and Ethics

Monday, 24 September 2018

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, was founded in 1994 and currently brings together almost 60 Academies in more than 40 countries from the Council of Europe region.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The Royal Irish Academy host the EASAC Environment Steering Panel

Monday, 24 September 2018

The EASAC Environment Steering Panel recently met in Dublin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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