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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Filter News

The Holy See and the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is a once-promising journey now going backward

Friday, 17 November 2017

Watch Professor Mary McAleese's interview about her recent discourse addressing issues of Canon Law and children's rights.

Membership, Public Engagement

Judging Shaw in Galway

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Judging Shaw event and exhibition launched in NUI Galway

Publications, Judging Shaw, Public Engagement

The Academy’s latest ‘Women on Walls’

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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

Public Engagement

Upcoming Judging Shaw events

Thursday, 12 October 2017

We have a number of events and exhibitions planned in association with the publication of Judging Shaw. 

Judging Shaw, 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