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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Launch of RIA Brexit Taskforce

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Irish Academy's Brexit Taskforce holds inaugural meeting.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

RIA Joint Statement with UK Academies on Triggering of Article 50

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Royal Irish Academy and the UK Academies today released a joint statement on higher education, research and innovation, following the formal invocation of Article 50 by the UK Government.

Policy and International Relations

ALLEA - The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity (Revised Edition)

Friday, 24 March 2017

ALLEA publishes revised edition of the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Lead author was Dr Maura Hiney (HRB), the Academy's expert nominee to ALLEA working group.

Policy and International Relations

Genome Editing: Scientific Opportunities, Public Interests and Policy Options in the European Union

Thursday, 23 March 2017

New EASAC report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans.

Policy and International Relations

Royal Irish Academy Leaders in Higher Education Address 2016

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Mr Tom Boland: The Relationship Between the Higher Education and Research Sector and Government - Fractured but Reparable

Policy and International Relations

Doing Transdisciplinary Research: Lessons from the Frontline

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

On 29 November 2016, Future Earth Ireland, supported by the RIA and the EPA, organised a workshop on the topic: Doing Transdisciplinary Research: Lessons from the Front Line.

Policy and International Relations, Future Earth Ireland

Indicators for a Circular Economy

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

On 14 March 2017, the Royal Irish Academy (RIA), as a member of the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), hosted a breakfast briefing on the EASAC report: Indicators for a Circular Economy.

Policy and International Relations

Belfast Roundtable on ‘Brexit and Borders’.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Roundtable at Queens University Belfast on issues and challenges relating to Brexit

Policy and International Relations

'The future is about talent not tax'

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Read the Academy's opening statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills on the future funding of the higher education sector.

Policy and International Relations

New Reports by EASAC On the Circular Economy

Thursday, 1 December 2016

The development of a Circular Economy is critical to the EU. EASAC have just launched two important reports for policymakers on this issue.

Policy and International Relations