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Breakfast Briefing on EASAC Report on Energy Storage in Electricity Grids

Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Royal Irish Academy today hosted a breakfast briefing on the latest report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council on Valuing Energy Storage in Electricity Grids.

Policy and International Relations

Women on Walls wins Business to Arts award

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Royal Irish Academy in partnership with Accenture won the Allianz Business to Arts Award 2017 for Best Large Sponsorship (over €50,000) for Women on Walls.

Public Engagement, STEM Education

2018 Charlemont Grants now open

Monday, 4 September 2017

The Charlemont Grants are unique in that they offer young Irish researchers the opportunity to travel internationally, make important connections and further their research networks in any discipline.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Robotics and Personhood: Towards an Ethical Experience-Centred Design

Monday, 4 September 2017

Our Engineering and Computer Science Committee have released a statement on advances in robotics and the benefits and risks that this may pose.

Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Learning to read Irish text, 1727

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Learning to read Irish manuscripts is a first step to perpetuating the scholarly tradition cultivated by eighteenth-century Irish scribes and scholars. Latest blog post by Bernadette Cunningham, Deputy Librarian.

Library, Library Blog

Open Call to serve on Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Open call seeking expressions of interest to serve on its Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee (PCMSC).

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee

DRI launches Atlantic Philanthropies Archives Project

Friday, 11 August 2017

DRI is pleased to announce that it will house a digital archive of The Atlantic Philanthropies’ granting activities in Ireland.

Digital Repository of Ireland

The Dynamics of Housing Markets and Housing Provision in Ireland- Expert Statement

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Our Geosciences and Geographical Sciences Committee have released a statement on housing provision in Ireland.

Science Committees, Geography and Geosciences Committee

Ireland’s success at International Mathematics Olympiad

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Team Ireland won two bronze medals at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee

Brexit Negotiations and Exit Within These Islands

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Joint Statement by the RIA, the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Learned Society of Wales

Policy and International Relations


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