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Appointments to the Policy Oversight Group

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The primary purpose of the Policy Oversight Group (POG) is to provide a co-ordinated development framework for the Academy’s policy activities.  

Policy and International Relations

'A Rich and Gentle Mind' – Maud Joynt and the 1911 Census

Friday, 22 April 2016

From the Reading Room – A look at one of the first female staff members of the Academy

Library Blog, Library

Launch: Academy Advice Paper No. 10

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The RIA has launched its Advice Paper on the Sustainability of the Northern Ireland Higher Education Sector.

Policy and International Relations

Another View: Gaelic manuscript culture in Edmund Spenser’s Ireland

Monday, 18 April 2016

An online exhibition looking at the Gaelic literary culture of the sixteenth and early seventeenth century


Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Sir Francis Vane

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online, comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition. This entry focuses on Sir Francis Vane –...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Tony O'Malley

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

This week's Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks features Tony O'Malley's Self Portrait, 1989. 

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Publications

Listen to the Ó Longáin family Lunchtime Lecture Series

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Three lectures from the series ‘Scribing for Ireland: the Ó Longáin family and the Royal Irish Academy'


RTE Radio One Doc on One

Friday, 1 April 2016

In April Kate was historical consultant for and appeared in an RTÉ Radio ‘Documentary on One’ programme ‘An Easter Re-Rising’. 

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Pentecost by Stewart Parker

Friday, 1 April 2016

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is Stewart Parker’s Pentecost, first performed in 1987.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Publications


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