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New atlas publication: Clontarf by Colm Lennon

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin suburbs, no. 1 Clontarf by Colm Lennon is availble to buy now.

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Fixing the leaky pipeline and retaining our talent report

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee and Engineers Ireland's report on retention and progression of early career women engineers and computer scientists

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

New book: 'Sunningdale' by Noel Dorr

Monday, 4 December 2017

A book that is timely and timeless: renowned journalist Olivia O'Leary launched our latest publication on 22 November.

Publications, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Researching our medieval Irish manuscripts: impact of digitisation

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Irish Script on Screen has opened up a world of manuscripts for scholars - the latest Library Blog post looks at how digitisation has contributed to the study of manuscripts. 

Library, Library Blog

Professor Tuula Teeri delivers Annual Leaders in Higher Education Address

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Introductory remarks at this prestigious invitation only event were given by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O' Connor, TD.

Policy and International Relations

The Holy See and the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is a once-promising journey now going backward

Friday, 17 November 2017

Watch Professor Mary McAleese's interview about her recent discourse addressing issues of Canon Law and children's rights.

Membership, Public Engagement

The Finnish Higher Education Reform Towards an Innovative Society

Thursday, 9 November 2017

The 2017 Leaders in Higher Education Address will be delivered by Professor Tuula Teeri, President-Elect of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the first President of Aalto University, Finland

Policy and International Relations

DIB lives: Conor Cruise O'Brien

Friday, 3 November 2017

Marking the centenary of his birth, 3 November 1917, we post the Dictionary of Irish Biography entry on Conor Cruise O'Brien (d. 2008) by Frank Callanan.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Recent Bereavements

Thursday, 2 November 2017

We note with sadness the passing of the following Members:


Launch of online Corpus of Irish Language 1600-1926

Friday, 27 October 2017

A major milestone is reached in the Academy's Irish language project Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge.

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge


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