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2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards Shortlist Announced

Thursday, 3 March 2016

The RIA and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland are delighted to announce the shortlisted organisations for the 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards

1916 Portraits and Lives on display in the Ulster Museum, Belfast

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

A complete set of prints from our recent publication 1916 Portraits and Lives is now on display in the Ulster Museum, Belfast.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Europe’s Violent Memories Series

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Kate was a guest speaker in this series hosted by the Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin. 

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

1916 Portraits and Lives panels unveiled in Pearse Station

Friday, 26 February 2016

16 panels depicting Rising leaders who had train stations named after them in 1966 were unveiled on 25 February in Pearse Station.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Derek Mahon

Friday, 26 February 2016

Derek Mahon, The Hunt by Night

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Publications

Academy Gold Medals 2015

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Professor Philip Lane and Professor Alan Smeaton were awarded the Academy Gold Medals.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

At home in the revolution: public talks by the author

Thursday, 25 February 2016

At home in the revolution: public talks by the author

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

Austerity Conference and Keynote Lecture

Thursday, 25 February 2016

The Social Science Committee held a conference on 29th and 30th October 2015, entitled Debating Austerity.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

Charlemont Grant Awards Ceremony 2016

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Mary E. Daly, President of the Academy presented the 26 2016 Charlemont scholars with their certificates and congratulated them on their success.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants


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