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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The Academy’s latest ‘Women on Walls’

Thursday, 19 October 2017

The Academy's newest artwork acquisition, of four female Members, was unveiled in Academy House on 12 October 2017.

Public Engagement

Women on Walls wins Business to Arts award

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The Royal Irish Academy in partnership with Accenture won the Allianz Business to Arts Award 2017 for Best Large Sponsorship (over €50,000) for Women on Walls.

Public Engagement, STEM Education

Why I am Marching?

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Why should we march for science? Read more from Cormac Taylor, MRIA.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Public Engagement

Would you like to have your portrait painted?

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Emma Teeling, MRIA writes about the Women on Walls campaign in our Annual Review 2015-16.

Science Committees, Public Engagement

Bending the rules to square the circle

Thursday, 6 April 2017

An Impossible Task? Read the blog post by Peter Lynch, MRIA. Published in our Annual Review 2016

Science Committees, Public Engagement

Women on Walls 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

On 9 March 2017, the story of 'Women on Walls' will air on RTE One at 22.15 to mark International Women's Day. 

Public Engagement

Your favourite artwork of 2016: Choose from our shortlist

Monday, 12 December 2016

Tell us your favourite artwork from 2016 and win a copy of Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Public Engagement

Women on Walls

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

First female portraits to hang on Royal Irish Academy walls unveiled.

Public Engagement

Centenary of the birth of T.K. Whitaker, the man who built modern Ireland

Friday, 2 December 2016

Former president of the Royal Irish Academy (1985-87), T.K. Whitaker celebrates his 100th birthday today, 8 December 2016.

Public Engagement

Research Colloquium: Radio Science and Communications for a Smarter World

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Call for papers - extended deadline date to Friday 9 December 2016

Science Committees, Public Engagement