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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Pat Guiry elected as President

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Today at their Stated General Meeting, the Members of the Royal Irish Academy voted Professor Pat Guiry as their 58th President.


Annual Review 2022

Thursday, 16 March 2023

The 2022 Annual Review of the Royal Irish Academy is available now to view online and download.


Celebration for 2020 and 2021 elected Members

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

We were delighted to welcome our 2020 and 2021 elected Members to the RIA on Friday, 16 December for a celebratory day, acknowledging their achievements, as they had missed out on an in-person Admittance Day during the...


Nominations open for the Office of RIA President

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

The RIA is governed by its President and Council who, in accordance with the founding Charter, are elected by the Members at a general meeting held in the spring of each year. The term of the current President, Dr Mary...


Academy Discourse: Decoding the past to conserve our future

Friday, 22 July 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Dr Larisa DeSantis, which took place at University College Cork, you can watch it back now. 

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

New Executive Director

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

Dr Siobhán O’Sullivan has been confirmed as the new Executive Director of the Royal Irish Academy with effect from 19th September 2022.

Membership, Public Engagement

Admittance Day 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Today the Royal Irish Academy celebrates Admittance Day when 24 of our 29 newly elected Members were officially admitted to the Academy for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, humanities and social sciences...

Membership, Public Engagement

Academy Discourse: The future of higher education

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Professor Sir Adrian Smith, President of The Royal Society talking with Orla Feely MRIA on the future of higher education you can watch it back now. 

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

RIA Diversity Report

Friday, 22 April 2022

In early 2021 concerns were raised about the diversity of the Academy’s membership, particularly the slow pace of change in the gender balance of the membership and in the diversity of new members appointed annually.

Diversity, Membership

Academy Discourse: The Changing World of Money and Finance

Thursday, 7 April 2022

If you missed our Academy Discourse conversation with Frances Ruane MRIA and Patrick Honohan MRIA you can watch it back now.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series