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Dr Lynette Keeney awarded the RIA-Royal Society International Exchange Cost-Share Grant for 2019

Thursday, 8 August 2019

This programme covers research in the natural sciences, enabling high-impact collaborations between researchers based in Ireland and the UK over a two-year period.

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

Iris Kellett, renowned equestrian

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

To mark the start of the 2019 Dublin Horse Show and an exhibition celebrating 100 years of women showjumpers at the RDS, we are publishing the DIB entry on Iris Kellett, one of Ireland’s most celebrated, and decorated,...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on the Irish government, the UN, and the outbreak of the 'Troubles', August 1969

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Troubles. Our latest exhibition with the National Archives explores how the Irish government brought the crisis to the UN.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Watch: 'Democracy, Truth and Trust in Europe'

Friday, 2 August 2019

If you missed our Academy Discourse by Professor Michele Nicoletti, you can watch it now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Call for Candidates: Treasurer, InterAcademy Partnership (volunteer position)

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) are inviting nominations for the position of Treasurer.

Policy and International Relations

Irish educators abroad: Margaret Noble (Sister Nivedita)

Monday, 29 July 2019

Dungannon born Margaret Noble is better known in India as Sister Nivedita, educator and political activist. Read the DIB entry for her by Maurice Hayes.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Nominations are invited for the prestigious Baillet Latour Health Prize

Monday, 22 July 2019

This personal award is granted every year for outstanding achievements in biomedical research.

Policy and International Relations

Who was Paul Strzelecki?

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

This month's Library Blog post takes a look at our current exhibition ‘A Forgotten Polish Hero of the Great Irish Famine: Paul Strzelecki’s Struggle to Save Thousands'

Library, Library Blog

Knowledge Frontiers Symposium

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Call for applications to attend the British Academy and the Royal Irish Academy's Knowledge Frontiers Symposium on Friday 31 January & Saturday 1 February 2020 in Dublin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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