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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

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Jim Larkin Statue on O'Connell Street

Friday, 29 January 2016

Jim Larkin Statue, O’Connell Street Dublin by Oisín Kelly, 1978

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

Documents for DIFP X selected.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Our latest volume is taking shape.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Ireland at the United Nations, 1955-2015

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Dr Kate O'Malley launched the UN60 Exhibition, Iveagh House, 17 December 2015.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Launch of Inspiring Ireland 1916

Friday, 22 January 2016

Inspiring Ireland Brings the Public and Private Stories of 1916 to the World.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Seventy-five ‘missing persons’ added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online.

Friday, 22 January 2016

A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update – comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition – added to the DIB online.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Robert Ballagh

Friday, 15 January 2016

Robert Ballagh, ‘Northern Ireland, The 1,500th Victim’ 1976

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Publications

Dublin Rising 1916-2016

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Academy partners with Google to launch virtual tour.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Library, Publications

Limited Edition 1916 Print Series Available for Pre-order

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Royal Irish Academy has produced a limited edition set of prints by artist David Rooney from our book 1916 Portraits and Lives.



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