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The artist and the presidents

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The latest Library Blog post highlights the works of artist Sarah Purser at Academy House.

Library, Library Blog

Extreme Weather Events in Europe

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Ray McGrath, UCD comments on Extreme weather events in Europe in the latest blog from the Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Policy and International Relations, Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Monday, 26 March 2018

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. presented the 2017 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals at a ceremony in Academy House on 23 March.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

BEHAVE! Examining the role of behaviour change in climate change mitigation and adaptation

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Professor Anna Davies, TCD, recounts the ‘BEHAVE’ event hosted by Future Earth Ireland in November 2017.

Future Earth Ireland, Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Marking the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement

Thursday, 15 March 2018

A special issue of Irish Studies in International Affairs is available for free download


Call for applications: 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland have announced the shortlist for the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards

Greatest Irish parliamentarians of their generation: Redmond and Carson with Professor Alvin Jackson

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Professor Alvin Jackson's book Judging Redmond and Carson was launched on 6 March 2018 by an Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, as part of an Academy Discourse delivered on the centenary of John Redmond's death.

Discourse Series

Digital Repository of Ireland launches membership model

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Digital Repository of Ireland has published its new Membership Model, which details the benefits and fees of membership.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Negative Emissions Technologies, the Paris Agreement and the Irish Case

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Dr Alwynne McGeever, TCD, outlines her briefing paper on the relevance to Ireland of the EASAC Negative Emissions Technology report in the latest blogpost from the Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee.

Policy and International Relations, Future Earth Ireland, International Activities, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Call for applications for Archaeology Grants

Monday, 5 March 2018

Apply for Archaeology Research Grants and Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards


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