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Impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland's Higher Education and Research Sector

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

RIA Submission to Inquiry by UK House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology on Consequences of Leaving the EU.

Policy and International Relations

Preserving our national heritage - Ordnance Survey Maps

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Ireland was mapped on the unprecedented scale of 6 inches to the mile by the Ordnance Survey which produced maps for all 32 counties.


Archaeology Consultation Date for your Diary

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

On 29 August the Academy will open the Archaeology 2025 Draft Strategy to public consultation. It will remain open until 7 September.

Standing Committee Archaeology

DIFP’s role in Casement Humanitarian Day

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

To mark the centenary of Roger Casement’s execution on 3 August 1916 and to analyse his multi-dimensional career, particularly his humanitarian work, a special day of commemoration was held at Casement Aerodrome.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

New lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Mick Lally

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

One of the 41 new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online in June 2016.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Credit where credit is due

Thursday, 28 July 2016

A production company contacted the DIFP office recently looking for assistance with a project. Their call was nothing out of the ordinary. 

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology

Thursday, 28 July 2016

ALLEA releases Statement on "Patent-Related Aspects of CRISPR-Cas Technology"

Policy and International Relations

Tony Ryan: wizard of the skies

Friday, 15 July 2016

Ryan made and lost a fortune leasing aircraft before recovering it all by kick-starting low fares air travel.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Call for Experts “Soils at Risk”

Friday, 15 July 2016

EASAC are seeking nominations for the for new project “Soils at Risk”.

Policy and International Relations

Commemorating Casement with the Irish Air Corps

Thursday, 14 July 2016

On 14 July Michael was guest speaker at the Air Corps Airmen’s and Airwomen’s 1916 Commemorative Dinner which was held at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnell, Dublin.  

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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