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Hamilton Day Lecture 2017: 'Random mountains and random distances'

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

To celebrate William Rowan Hamilton’s birthday we are announcing details of the 2017 Hamilton lecture

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day

Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee Release Expert Statement

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

The Academy Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee have launched an expert statement on future storminess.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Thirty-eight new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

A range of fascinating lives feature in the June 2017 update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography, which comprises those who died between the years 2010 and 2011.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

‘This is a song a robin sang , this morning on a broken tree’

Thursday, 27 July 2017

In memoriam Francis Ledwidge, 1887-1917. The latest Library blog post, written by Siobhán Fitzpatrick.

Library, Library Blog

Ireland’s leading young chemist enjoys international success

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Winner of Ireland’s Young Chemist Prize has been awarded a prestigious international award at the World Chemistry Congress.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee

2017 RIA-RS International Cost-Share Awards

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Academy makes two collaborative research awards with the Royal Society under the 2017 International Exchanges Cost-Share Programme.

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

Listen back to our Swift Lunchtime Lectures

Thursday, 20 July 2017

A series of talks commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth. 


A candle for Eugene O’Curry, or the cataloguer’s revenge

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The latest Library Blog post takes a look at the life of a nineteenth-century cataloguer.

Library, Library Blog

Royal Irish Academy Brexit Survey Results

Friday, 14 July 2017

Survey results released outlining the views of the academic community concerning the potential impact of Brexit.

Policy and International Relations

Mary E. Daly honoured at Queen's University, Belfast

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Mary E. Daly former President of the RIA was honoured on Tuesday 4 July 2017 for distinction in the humanities at QUB where she received an Honorary Degree.



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