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Art and Architecture of Ireland reviewed in the Irish Times

Saturday, 17 January 2015

The Royal Irish Academy’s Art and Architecture of Ireland project took 6 years to complete, contains over 2 million words, 3,000 pages and 1,600 years of culture.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography

The Making of the Art and Architecture of Ireland

Friday, 16 January 2015

How do you put together a five volume work, with ten editors and over 270 external contributors? A project that contains over 3 million words, 3,000 pages and 3,500 images?

Art and Architecture of Ireland

Seamus Heaney on the DIB

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Address by Seamus Heaney at the launch in Belfast on 16 December 2009 of the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography (9 vols and online, Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB entry of the day: W. B. Yeats

Saturday, 10 January 2015

by Terence Brown.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Philosophy to be taught for the Junior Cert

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

WHAT’S THE MEANING of life? Is our universe real? Do we have free will? These are just some of the questions that Irish teenagers could be contemplating in 2017, when a philosophy course is set to be introduced into the...

Policy and International Relations, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees

Work begins on DIFP X

Thursday, 25 December 2014

In preparation for work on DIFP X, which will run from 1951 to 1957, Kate and Michael reviewed Cabinet minutes for the period and began to set the forthcoming research year for the volume in motion.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks (1920) The Lobster Fisherman by Paul Henry

Saturday, 6 December 2014

In this week’s article Yvonne Scott discusses Paul Henry’s calm portrait which ‘captures the challenge Irish artists faced in combining modernism and nationalism.’

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

DIFP IX is launched by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

On 5 November we received the first copies of DIFP IX and through the month we set in place and rolled out a major publicity campaign on the new volume.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Brian MacCraith: It’s Time to Get Serious About STEM Education in Ireland!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Brian MacCraith is President of Dublin City University and Chair of the STEM Education Review Group (established by Minister Seán Sherlock, Minister for Science and Innovation). Professor MacCraith holds a Personal...

Policy and International Relations, Opinion Series


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