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DIFP gets a credit in Jamie Dornan’s new film ‘The Siege of Jadotville’

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Michael Kennedy of DIFP assisted Director Richie Smith build up the characters of UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld and Irish diplomat Conor Cruise O’Brien.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Launch of 'Safety at Sea Through War and Upheaval' exhibition

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

‘Safety at Sea through War and Upheaval’ – A joint RIA/Irish Lights exhibition.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Royal Irish Academy Advice Paper on the Future Funding of Higher Education in Ireland

Monday, 11 July 2016

This paper was submitted on behalf of the Academy to the Cassells Expert Group on the ‘Future Funding Options of Higher Education in Ireland’.

Policy and International Relations

Response to the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment’s ‘Draft Specification for Junior Cycle Modern Foreign Languages’

Thursday, 7 July 2016

A response to the NCCA with a focus on the rationale, aims, teaching and learning, evaluation of outcomes and other areas of concern.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Launch of ‘Representations of Jews in Irish literature’ Exhibition

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Landmark project of Ulster University and the National University of Ireland, Galway launched at the Royal Irish Academy, 30 June 2016


The Senate Casket returns from its travels …

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

After a 4 month stint in the USA the Senate Casket has arrived back in the Academy Library


A Call to Arms

Friday, 1 July 2016

From the Reading Room - On the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme we take a look at the Library's collection of World War I recruitment posters

Library Blog, Library

At home in the Revolution wins book award for history

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Our title has been named a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB book of the year awards bronze winner.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: True Nature by Willie Doherty

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Derry-based Doherty is arguably the most significant Northern Irish artist of his generation.  

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


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