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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Rob Kitchin, MRIA: Geographer

Monday, 12 October 2020

Professor Kitchin is a geographer who researches how digital technologies are reshaping urban life and how cities are managed and governed.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Updated Tuesday, 06 October: Following the Government's guidelines and the Plan for Living with Covid-19 we have closed Academy House. There will be no access to Academy buildings for staff, Members...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

Diane Negra, MRIA: Film Studies and Screen Culture

Monday, 28 September 2020

At the heart of Professor Negra's work is a desire to understand how we articulate and challenge collective beliefs, ideals and values through media fictions.

Membership, Members Research Series

Yvonne Buckley, MRIA: Population Ecologist

Friday, 4 September 2020

Professor Buckley's research deals with the ups and downs of populations as a population ecologist, looking at the natural world through a lens of numbers.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Discourse: US Elections Panel Discussion

Friday, 28 August 2020

Watch our panel discussion on the topic of the US Elections chaired by broadcaster Áine Lawlor as part of the 2020-21 Discourse Series sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Paul J. Devereux, MRIA: Economist

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Professor Devereux's research mainly studies intergenerational transmission and the effects of family background and environmental influences on child outcomes such as education, earnings, and wealth.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Fergal O'Brien, MRIA: Biomaterial Researcher

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Professor O'Brien's research focuses on the development and application of natural polymer, biomaterial-based therapeutics for tissue engineering.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

The national conversation around Covid-19: The contributions of Academy stakeholders

Monday, 8 June 2020

The Royal Irish Academy welcomes this opportunity to profile our stakeholders’ important and timely initiatives.


Royal Irish Academy calls for an enhanced Irish science advice system

Monday, 25 May 2020

Royal Irish Academy calls for an enhanced Irish science advice system.

Membership, Policy and International Relations

29 New Members Admitted

Friday, 22 May 2020

Today Dr Mary Canning, PRIA welcomed our recently elected Members as we held our annual Admittance Day ceremony online