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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Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Monday, 26 March 2018

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. presented the 2017 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals at a ceremony in Academy House on 23 March.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Watch Catherine Day's discourse: 'Will the post Brexit EU be different?'

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Catherine Day, MRIA and former Secretary General of the EU Commission, examines and contextualises the landscape of Post Brexit EU. Response by Noel Dorr, MRIA.

Membership, Public Engagement

Academy House closed on Tuesday, 10 April

Monday, 1 January 2018

The Academy (including the Library) will be closed on Tuesday, 10 April to facilitate staff training. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library, Membership

The Holy See and the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is a once-promising journey now going backward

Friday, 17 November 2017

Watch Professor Mary McAleese's interview about her recent discourse addressing issues of Canon Law and children's rights.

Membership, Public Engagement

Recent Bereavements

Thursday, 2 November 2017

We note with sadness the passing of the following Members:

Membership

Mary E. Daly honoured at Queen's University, Belfast

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Mary E. Daly former President of the RIA was honoured on Tuesday 4 July 2017 for distinction in the humanities at QUB where she received an Honorary Degree.

Membership

18 New Members of the Royal Irish Academy

Friday, 26 May 2017

Experts on cryptography, artificial intelligence, obesity and Wolfe Tone.

Membership

2017 Academy Gold Medals: Call for nominations

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Nominations are now open for the Academy Gold Medals.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Our new President

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, a world expert in wireless communications, is the 56th President of the Royal Irish Academy.

Membership

T.K. Whitaker MRIA

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Former President of the Royal Irish Academy dies aged 100.

Membership

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