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DRI Director appointed to NAAC

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

DRI Director Natalie Harrower has been appointed to the National Archives Advisory Council

Digital Repository of Ireland

Eight Appointments to the DRI Board

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The new Board of the Digital Repository of Ireland has been announced

Digital Repository of Ireland

RIA Brexit Taskforce Stakeholder Roundtables

Saturday, 1 July 2017

The RIA Brexit Taskforce held Stakeholder Consultations in Dublin and Belfast in June 2017 to discuss the issues facing the sector as a result of Britain exiting the EU.

Policy and International Relations

Royal Irish Academy Hosts Briefing on latest EASAC Report

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Academy hosted a Breakfast Briefing on the latest EASAC report on "Genome Editing- Scientific Opportunities, Public Interests, and Policy Options in the European Union"

Policy and International Relations

TII Digital Cultural Heritage Collections Launch

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Transport Infrastructure of Ireland (TII) in collaboration with DRI and the Discovery Programme, launched the TII Digital Heritage Collections.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Young Chemist Prize

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Winner of Ireland’s Young Chemist Prize to be awarded prestigious international award at the World Chemistry Congress

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

IHTA Towns in the Nineteenth Century now available online

Friday, 16 June 2017

Irish Historic Towns Atlases of Bray and Belfast, part II, 1840 to 1900 are now freely available to search and download. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Engineering and Computing Academy Speaker 2018

Monday, 12 June 2017

Applications for the 2018 Engineering and Computing Academy Speaker now open.

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Launch of the Digital Atlas of Galway

Monday, 29 May 2017

Contents from the IHTA Galway/Gaillimh atlas have been incorporated into a Geographical Information System. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Irish Historic Towns Atlas Public Lecture, Seminar and Galway launch

Friday, 26 May 2017

Public lecture by Roger Kain and IHTA Seminar 2017: Mapping Townscapes: comparative perspectives through the Irish and British Historic Town Atlases.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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