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Discovering Irish-Japanese relations

Thursday, 5 October 2017

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the opening of formal diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. Over the last year DIFP has been exploring the sixty years since 1957.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Now Open: Archaeology Research Excavation Grants

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants – Deadline 23:55 (GMT) Thursday 26 October 2017.

Grants and Awards

Beranger's painted people - himself and others

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dr Peter Harbison, MRIA, takes a closer look at Gabriel Beranger's watercolours in the latest Library blog post. 

Library, Library Blog

New EASAC Statement on Homeopathy

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

EASAC releases new statement: 'Homeopathic Products and Practices - Assessing the Evidence and Ensuring Consistency in Regulating Medical Claims in the EU.'

Policy and International Relations

Thomas Ashe

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

To mark the centenary of the death of Thomas Ashe on 25 September 1917 we have published online his biography from our project the Dictionary of Irish Biography.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Breakfast Briefing on EASAC Report on Energy Storage in Electricity Grids

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Royal Irish Academy today hosted a breakfast briefing on the latest report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council on Valuing Energy Storage in Electricity Grids.

Policy and International Relations

Women on Walls wins Business to Arts award

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Royal Irish Academy in partnership with Accenture won the Allianz Business to Arts Award 2017 for Best Large Sponsorship (over €50,000) for Women on Walls.

Public Engagement, STEM Education

2018 Charlemont Grants now open

Monday, 4 September 2017

The Charlemont Grants are unique in that they offer young Irish researchers the opportunity to travel internationally, make important connections and further their research networks in any discipline.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Robotics and Personhood: Towards an Ethical Experience-Centred Design

Monday, 4 September 2017

Our Engineering and Computer Science Committee have released a statement on advances in robotics and the benefits and risks that this may pose.

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Learning to read Irish text, 1727

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Learning to read Irish manuscripts is a first step to perpetuating the scholarly tradition cultivated by eighteenth-century Irish scribes and scholars. Latest blog post by Bernadette Cunningham, Deputy Librarian.

Library, Library Blog


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