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2018 Suffrage Centenary

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

As part of the Academy's 2018 theme of Diversity, the Suffrage Centenary was commemorated at the Academy with a conference, which was held on 1 February 2018 in association with the Houses of the Oireachtas. There will...

Public Engagement

Fifty-seven new lives added to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online

Monday, 8 January 2018

Amongst the 57 new lives added to the DIB online in December 2017, our third batch of ‘Missing Persons’, you can read about the architect Hebert Simms (1898–1948), Theosophist and man of letters.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Academy House closed on Tuesday, 10 April

Monday, 1 January 2018

The Academy (including the Library) will be closed on Tuesday, 10 April to facilitate staff training. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library, Membership

“The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.” - Benjamin Disraeli

Friday, 22 December 2017

Ray McGrath, UCD, on the publication of the IAP Climate Change and Education Statement. 

Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

‘Causes and consequences of obesity; lessons from human genetics’

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, Hon. MRIA talks about his recent Academy Discourse

Public Engagement

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


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