THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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A link between physics, maths and the Mayans

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Academy Member - Professor Werner Nahm – was featured in the Irish Times recently, speaking about the link between physics, maths and the Mayans.

Membership, Grants and Awards

Is rewiring the brain the answer to ethics?

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Drawing on content from our RIA Ethics and Society Opinion Series Professor William T O’Connor discusses if ignoring developments in neuroscience means neglecting a change to become more ethical.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees

Professor Billy O’Connor: Building Ethical Brains

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Professor Billy O’Connor is Foundation Professor and Head of Teaching and Research in Physiology at the University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School since 2007. Professor O’Connor is a founding member of...

Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee, Opinion Series, President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Teresa Deevy

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy, 1936 at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Professor Louise Mallinder and Dr. Margaret O’Callaghan: The Ethics of Commemorative Practices

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Professor Louise Mallinder is a reader in human rights and international law at the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster. Louise’s research interests include amnesty laws, transitional justice,...

Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee, Opinion Series, President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative

Jonathan Gorman: Moral Philosophy: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Jonathan is Emeritus Professor of Moral Philosophy at the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests include the application of analytic pragmatic...

Ethical, Political, Legal, and Philosophical Studies Committee, Opinion Series, President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative

Consultation Forum on the Role, Value and Scale of Higher Education in Ireland

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Academy at the request of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education convened a consultation forum for the academic community on 23 March 2015 in Academy House.

Policy and International Relations

Funding Basic Research in Science

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Many of our members signed a recent letter to the Irish Times Letters section discussing the funding crisis in science research.

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