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Republic to Republic DIB entry: Sheila Murphy

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth in 1949, we are publishing entries on figures involved in Irish foreign policy in the decades leading...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: Mary Leadbeater

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Professor Mary O'Dowd, MRIA, will today deliver a lecture 'The Shackleton sisters: Irish Quaker women c. 1750-1850' the fifth and final event in the current lunchtime series, 'Sisters', celebrating the lives and...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Welcoming an Irish republic, 17-18 April 1949

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

At midnight on 17 April 1949 Ireland officially became a republic, and it is often forgotten that enormous crowds came out to celebrate the occasion.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

New atlas of Drogheda presented to President Michael D. Higgins

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

A delegation from the Royal Irish Academy, Highlanes Gallery and Louth County Council were invited for a courtesy call to Áras an Uachtaráin on 15 April 2019 where author Ned Mc Hugh presented President Higgins with an...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Republic to Republic DIB entry: Éamon de Valera

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949, we are publishing a number of our entries of figures involved in Irish foreign policy...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Republic to Republic DIB entry: John J. Hearne

Monday, 15 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949, we are publishing a number of our entries of figures involved in Irish foreign policy...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The DIB and Century Ireland

Saturday, 13 April 2019

On the centenary of the Amritsar Massacre read the DIB entry on Sir Michael O'Dwyer who was Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in 1919, written by David Murphy.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Dr Rhona Mahony Women in Leadership Masterclass

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Dr Rhona Mahony delivered the second in our 2019 Women in Leadership Masterclass series, inspiring the next generation of female leaders

Women in Leadership

The DIB and revolutionary women: Charlotte Despard

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Kate O'Malley of the Dictionary of Irish Biography will be giving a talk on 'Irish Revolutionary Women and the Wider World' in Muckross House, Killarney on Friday 12 April. She will be looking at the later life of...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Academic freedom and institutional autonomy: Commitments must be followed by action

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe call to protect academic freedom and safeguard institutional autonomy by providing and honouring sound regulatory frameworks.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

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