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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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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Nuala Johnson MRIA: Geographer

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Professor Johnson’s research explores three distinct but related areas of scholarship: place and nationalism; identity politics, memory and representation; and the spaces of scientific knowledge, gender and empire.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Alan Smeaton MRIA: Computer Scientist

Thursday, 18 February 2021

Professor Smeaton’s current research focus is on the relationship between human memory and information finding.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Richard English MRIA: Politics

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Professor English’s current research focuses on terrorism, counter-terrorism and the mutually shaping relationship between them.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Stefano Sanvito MRIA: Computational Materials Scientist

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Professor Sanvito’s research focuses on developing computational methods for materials science, and on the use of these methods to discover new materials for specific applications.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Aidan Clarke 1933-2020

Monday, 21 December 2020

The death has been announced of Aidan Clarke, one of Ireland’s leading historians, Fellow Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin and a former President of the Royal Irish Academy. 

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Christmas Opening Hours

Friday, 18 December 2020

Wishing all our members and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Library, Publications, Membership, Public Engagement

Richard Reilly MRIA: Neuroscientist

Monday, 7 December 2020

Professor Reilly's career has been driven by his fascination with neurology coupled with his original background in electronic engineering to the emerging field of neuroscience to explore issues of clinical...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Watch 'Astronomy and Poetry' Discourse

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

You can now watch the recent Academy Discourse by Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Hon. MRIA which was sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Jennifer Todd MRIA: Political Scientist

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Professor Todd’s current research is focused on the conditions of political, social and constitutional transformation and the role of reflexivity in social change.

Membership, Members Research Series, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

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