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Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Vincent Hanley

Wednesday, 24 February 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 Vincent Hanley, by Dr Linde...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Clifford Rainey

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

This week’s Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks is 'Belfast After Pollaioulo' by Clifford Rainey.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: In Her Own Image, Eavan Boland

Friday, 12 February 2016

In Her Own Image, by Eavan Boland, 1980

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications

Listen to the latest Library Lunchtime Lecture

Friday, 12 February 2016

From Dublin Westward: Petrie, Clonmacnoise and Aran by Professor Tom Dunne


New Digital Repository of Ireland Training Series

Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Digital Repository of Ireland are delighted to announce our next Training Series 'Preparing Your Collection for DRI', beginning February 17th 2016 in the Royal Irish Academy.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Report from the seminar 'Human rights and interpreting: the Irish legal system'

Friday, 5 February 2016

A report with synopses of speakers' contributions and recommendations.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

President Michael D. Higgins Honours Women in Science

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Academy members attend reception at Áras an Uachtaráin.

Membership, Science Committees

2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Showcase your research innovation.

Grants and Awards

1916 The Irish Rebellion

Monday, 1 February 2016

Kate was interviewed and appeared in the landmark three-part television series ‘1916 The Irish Rebellion’ which was broadcast on RTÉ in February/March 2016. 

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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