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Launch of Archaeology 2025: Strategic Pathways for Archaeology in Ireland

Friday, 21 April 2017

Archaeology 2025: Strategic Pathways for Archaeology in Ireland will be launched by Minster Heather Humphreys on Tuesday, 2 May at 18:00.

Standing Committee Archaeology

Our new President

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, a world expert in wireless communications, is the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

This is a live stream for the information event on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during its 6th Assessment Cycle. The event will begin at 11am on Wednesday 12 April.

Science Committees

The Haliday Collection & the DIB: J. P. Prendergast

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

John Patrick Prendergast, author of The Cromwellian settlement of Ireland (1863), supported the publication of Haliday's Scandinavian kingdom of Dublin (1882), and recorded details of Haliday's life for posterity.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee - Our Work

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The committee has presented the following programme of events and activities which have been held at the Royal Irish Academy and elsewhere.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

DRI short-listed for 2017 eGovernment Award!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

DRI are shortlisted for the exhibition Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape, launched in December 2016.

Digital Repository of Ireland

'Ability and industry scarcely credible': Johann Kaspar Zeuss and Grammatica Celtica

Monday, 3 April 2017

The latest Library blog post, written by Charles Dillon, editor of the Academy's Foclóir Stairiúil Gaeilge, looks at the 'founder of Celtic studies'.

Library, Library Blog, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Dr Natalie Harrower appointed Director of Digital Repository of Ireland

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Digital Repository of Ireland are pleased to announce that Dr Natalie Harrower has been appointed Director.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Launch of RIA Brexit Taskforce

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Irish Academy's Brexit Taskforce holds inaugural meeting.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

RIA Joint Statement with UK Academies on Triggering of Article 50

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Irish Academy and the UK Academies today released a joint statement on higher education, research and innovation, following the formal invocation of Article 50 by the UK Government.

Policy and International Relations


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