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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UK Young Academy announces first members

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

67 members selected from across disciplines to provide voice for change in new UK-wide Young Academy, including three Northern Irish members.

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'Understanding human oxygen sensing: adventures of a physician in science'

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

The recent Academy Discourse by Nobel laureate Sir Peter Ratcliffe is available to watch back until Wednesday, 6 December 2022.

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James O’Gara MRIA: Professor of Microbiology

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Professor O’Gara’s research seeks to improve the treatment options for chronic infections by finding new ways to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to eradicate biofilms.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

'Academic Freedom - Threats Within and Without'

Monday, 10 October 2022

If you missed last week's Academy Discourse which explored Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in 2022, you can watch it back now.

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Young Academy of Ireland deadline extended to Friday, 7 October

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

The deadline for the first Call for Members of the Young Academy of Ireland – a network of early career researchers and innovators - has been extended until Friday, 7 October.

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RIA Publications at Research Open Day

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn more about our publishing house and the work we publish.

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Sally Hayden wins 2022 Michel Déon Prize

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Today Sally Hayden was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2022 Royal Irish Academy Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction for her debut book My Fourth Time, We Drowned (Harper Collins, 4th Estate).

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100 years on: Ireland; Finland; New Zealand; Poland - A comparative history

Tuesday, 13 September 2022

If you missed last week's Academy Discourse, which took the form of a comparative panel discussion, you can watch it back now.

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President's Note: Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Friday, 9 September 2022

On behalf of the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s all-island body for the sciences, humanities and social sciences, I would like to express our sadness following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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