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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Derek Jackson, MRIA: Coastal Geomorphologist

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Professor Jackson’s work as a geomorphologist, examining changes in physical landscapes over time and the processes that drive them, has taken him from Ireland’s coastal dunefields to the Caribbean, and more recently (...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Independent Review Panel named

Monday, 28 June 2021

The membership of the Independent Diversity Review to examine the Academy’s membership processes has been named.

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Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Academy House is open subject to maximum occupancy levels. Academy staff continue to work remotely, unless there is a need for them to be present to support core activities.  Plans for the further phases will...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

Watch Admittance Day 2021 ceremony

Friday, 21 May 2021

27 new Members were elected for their exceptional contribution to the sciences, humanities and social sciences as well as to public service.

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Diversity Review for Royal Irish Academy

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The RIA has established an independent diversity review of its membership process to be chaired by Professor Lesley Yellowlees.

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Irish voices in Europe

Thursday, 13 May 2021

'The academic vox hiberniacorum in Europe - louder than you might think' says Luke Drury MRIA, vice-president of ALLEA.

Membership, International Activities

Michael Cronin, MRIA: Linguist

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Professor Cronin suggests that in the case of the Irish language, the need for outdoors thinking is crucial. More broadly, instead of the relentless digitisation of education, what is needed in all areas is to take our...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Frédéric Dias, MRIA: Applied Mathematician

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Professor Dias's research is aimed at better understanding the power of ocean waves.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Annual Review 2020

Monday, 22 March 2021

2020 Annual Review of the Royal Irish Academy was approved by Members at the Stated General Meeting on Tuesday 16 March 2021. It can now be viewed online and downloaded.

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Independent Review of RIA Membership

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Today at the Stated General Meeting the Royal Irish Academy elected 23 new Members who have international reputations in their respective fields.

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