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Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Pearl Dunlevy

Thursday, 12 May 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. Read the entry on Pearl Dunlevy, a tenacious...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Intellectual life in Ireland, 1910-1920 Lunchtime Lecture Series - audio recordings now available

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Lectures examining aspects of scholarship and intellectual life that helped shape cultural understandings of what it meant to be Irish in the early twentieth century.


Mason Hayes & Curran visit the Academy

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran, sponsors of the Academy's Constitutional Conversation series 2016.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee

Celticists, lexicographers and antiquarian scholars

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Listen to lectures from our series ‘1815, 1915: Centenaries & bicentenaries’


Expert Scientific Statement: The Potential of Irish Grassland Soils to Sequester Atmospheric Carbon

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Expert Statement on ‘The Potential of Irish Grassland Soils to Sequester Atmospheric Carbon’. 

Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

1916 Portraits and Lives station events

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

16 panels depicting Rising leaders who had train stations named after them in 1966 are going to be unveiled at stations across the country over the next few months.

Decade of Centenaries, Publications

Rebellion and Expulsion

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

From the Reading Room - Our latest blog post looks at Eoin MacNeill, MRIA, and his expulsion from the Academy in 1916

Library, Library Blog

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


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