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Gene Editing: Technologies, Potential and Ethical Implications

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

On Thursday 26 April 2018, The Life and Medical Sciences Committee presented a one-day conference addressing the wide-ranging implications of gene editing techniques for all of life and medical science.

Science Committees, Life and Health Sciences Committee

Transforming the Future of Ageing

Friday, 27 April 2018

SAPEA call for nomination of experts.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Redmond and Carson: bloodshed, borders and beyond

Friday, 27 April 2018

Watch the Academy Discourse given by Professor Alvin Jackson, Hon. MRIA marking the anniversary of the death of John Redmond.

Decade of Centenaries, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee, Discourse Series

Brexit, Trump and the new populism

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Latest issue of Irish Studies in International Affairs to be launched at conference on 'Multilateralism and Interdependence' on 2 May

Publications, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Dr Junsi Wang wins Young Chemist Prize 2017

Friday, 20 April 2018

This award which is sponsored by Henkel, is granted to the most outstanding Irish Ph.D. thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Academy Gold Medals: Call for nominations

Friday, 20 April 2018

In 2018 the Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Gold Medals, Public Engagement

Dr Ena Prosser Women in leadership Masterclass

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Ena Prosser gave the second in our Women in Leadership Series, that sees ouststanding women leaders share their experiences with the next generation of female leaders to inspire, motivate and mentor.

Public Engagement, Masterclass Series, Women in Leadership

The Maamtrasna murders 135 years on

Thursday, 29 March 2018

President Higgins to issue posthumous pardon to man wrongfully executed in 1882


Frances Ruane MRIA Masterclass

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Frances Ruane gave the first masterclass in our Women in Leadership Series, which sees outstanding women leaders share their experiences with the next generation of female leaders to inspire, motivate and mentor.

Public Engagement, Women in Leadership

The artist and the presidents

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The latest Library Blog post highlights the works of artist Sarah Purser at Academy House.

Library, Library Blog


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