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Exclusion of part time students from free fees scheme challenged

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

As the CAO offers come out, the Royal Irish Academy says it’s unfair 20,000 students aren’t eligible for grants

Policy and International Relations

Does Ireland need a Minister for Higher Education and Research?

Friday, 3 July 2015

The Academy convened a workshop on the optimal governmental structure for higher education and research in Academy House on Friday 3 July. The purpose of this workshop was to investigate what is the most effective...

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Royal Irish Academy Statement on Safeguarding Ireland’s Cultural Heritage

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Alfred Beit Foundation is the owner of a number of paintings in Russborough House. These paintings are being auctioned and it is hoped that this initiative will once and for all secure a sufficient long-term income...

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A more visionary policy on science, technology and innovation?

Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Royal Irish Academy recently submitted responses to a government committee charged with putting together a new policy on science, technology and innovation.

Policy and International Relations

Breakfast Briefing: Ecosystem Services, Agriculture and Neonicotinoids

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

The Academy hosted a breakfast briefing on Wednesday 22 April for key Irish stakeholders on the latest European Science Advisory Council (EASAC) report on ‘Ecosystem Services, Agriculture and Neonicotinoids, in Academy...

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Consultation Forum on the Role, Value and Scale of Higher Education in Ireland

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Academy at the request of the Expert Group on Future Funding for Higher Education convened a consultation forum for the academic community on 23 March 2015 in Academy House.

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Philosophy to be taught for the Junior Cert

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

WHAT’S THE MEANING of life? Is our universe real? Do we have free will? These are just some of the questions that Irish teenagers could be contemplating in 2017, when a philosophy course is set to be introduced into the...

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Brian MacCraith: It’s Time to Get Serious About STEM Education in Ireland!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Brian MacCraith is President of Dublin City University and Chair of the STEM Education Review Group (established by Minister Seán Sherlock, Minister for Science and Innovation). Professor MacCraith holds a Personal...

Policy and International Relations, Opinion Series

Jane Grimson: Women in Engineering

Monday, 17 November 2014

Jane Grimson was the first woman to graduate in engineering from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She holds a Masters and Doctorate in Computer Science from the Universities of Toronto and Edinburgh,...

Policy and International Relations, Opinion Series

Sandra Collins: STEM and Mobility

Friday, 14 November 2014

Dr Sandra Collins is the director of the Digital Repository of Ireland, the national trusted digital repository for humanities and social sciences data headquartered in the Royal Irish Academy. She is also a funded...

Policy and International Relations, Opinion Series