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What Caused Storm Ophelia?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Was the exceptional strength of ex-hurricane Ophelia when it hit Ireland on the 16th of October 2017 due to global warming or was it a chance occurrence resulting from natural variability?

Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Table-Turning: a Victorian fad

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

This month’s Library Blog post delves into our nineteenth-century pamphlets to get readers into the spirit of Halloween.

Library, Library Blog

Focal ar fhocal

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Fáilte go dtí blag nua seo Fhoclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge. Sa chéad mhír seo tabharfaidh muid spléachadh ar stair agus ar chuspóir an tionscnaimh taighde seo, agus caithfidh muid súil fosta ar an scéal is déanaí maidir...

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog

The Academy’s latest ‘Women on Walls’

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Academy's newest artwork acquisition of four female Members of the Royal Irish Academy was unveiled in Academy House on 12 October 2017.

Public Engagement

RIA-British Academy Brexit Briefing Paper Series

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The RIA and the British Academy launch a joint series of briefing papers aimed at considering key issues related to UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Policy and International Relations

Out Now: Judging Shaw by Fintan O'Toole

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The fourth book in our award-winning ‘Judging’ series is now available in all good bookshops and on our website

Judging Shaw

RIA Nominee to attend World Science Forum in Jordan

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce the selection of its nominee, Dr Jamie Goggins, to attend the World Science Forum in Jordan in November 2017.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

RIA Members appointed to ALLEA Working Group on Truth, Trust and Expertise

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The Royal Irish Academy is pleased to announce that Professor Maria Baghramian and Professor Luke Drury have been appointed to the ALLEA working group on 'Truth, Trust and Expertise'.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The false widow spider is all over the web

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Read what the experts have to say in the latest issue of Biology and Environment


Discovering Irish-Japanese relations

Thursday, 5 October 2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of formal diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. Over the last year DIFP has been exploring the sixty years since 1957.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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