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Maria Edgeworth's 250th anniversary

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), novelist, essayist, and educationist is on 1st January 2018.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Public Engagement

Research and Higher Education on the Island of Ireland after Brexit

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The co-chairs of the RIA Brexit Taskforce were delighted to present the RIA Brexit reports to Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on the 13th of December in Academy House.

Policy and International Relations

Food from the Oceans

Friday, 8 December 2017

SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) examining the question of how the ocean can help satisfy the global demand for food.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

G&T Tariffs of Climate Science

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Rhonda McGovern discusses the recent masterclass “Confronting the Unmentionable – Overcoming the Climate Change Taboo” by Professor Chris Rapley.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

New atlas publication: Clontarf by Colm Lennon

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Dublin suburbs, no. 1 Clontarf by Colm Lennon is availble to buy now.

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Fixing the leaky pipeline and retaining our talent report

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee and Engineers Ireland's report on retention and progression of early career women engineers and computer scientists

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

New book: 'Sunningdale' by Noel Dorr

Monday, 4 December 2017

A book that is timely and timeless: renowned journalist Olivia O'Leary launched our latest publication on 22 November.

Publications, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Researching our medieval Irish manuscripts: impact of digitisation

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Irish Script on Screen has opened up a world of manuscripts for scholars - the latest Library Blog post looks at how digitisation has contributed to the study of manuscripts. 

Library, Library Blog

Professor Tuula Teeri delivers Annual Leaders in Higher Education Address

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Introductory remarks at this prestigious invitation only event were given by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O' Connor, TD.

Policy and International Relations

The Holy See and the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is a once-promising journey now going backward

Friday, 17 November 2017

Watch Professor Mary McAleese's interview about her recent discourse addressing issues of Canon Law and children's rights.

Membership, Public Engagement


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