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Our December exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at Ireland's accession to the United Nations in December 1955
Sean O'Rourke interviews Dr John Gibney on our latest book Ireland: a voice among the nations
On Wednesday 27 November the RIA's new illustrated history of Irish foreign affairs was launched by Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD.
Our November exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at Irish responses to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Read an extract from our new centenary history of Irish foreign policy, Ireland: a voice among the nations.
Our October exhibtion co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at Irish-Japanese relations and Taoiseach Jack Lynch's visit to Japan in 1968.
New DIFP exhibition in National Archives of Ireland on Ireland and the outbreak of the Second World WarWednesday, 4 September 2019
To mark the eightieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, our latest exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland explores how Ireland saw the start of the conflict.
Join the authors of our forthcoming book Ireland: a voice among the nations and explore how Ireland has engaged with the wider world over the past century.
A history of Irish foreign policy. Available for pre-order.
New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on the Irish government, the UN, and the outbreak of the 'Troubles', August 1969Tuesday, 6 August 2019
August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Troubles. Our latest exhibition with the National Archives explores how the Irish government brought the crisis to the UN.