THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
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.Read more about the RIA
This award which is sponsored by Henkel, is granted to the most outstanding Irish Ph.D. thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences.
In 2018 the Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
Catherine Day, MRIA and former Secretary General of the EU Commission, examines and contextualises the landscape of Post Brexit EU. Response by Noel Dorr, MRIA.
The Women on Walls exhibition is not on display at the Academy currently.
We are commemorating the100th anniversary of Sheila Tinney's birth one of our first female Members on 15th January 2018.
As part of the Academy's 2018 theme of Diversity, the Suffrage Centenary was commemorated at the Academy with a conference, which was held on 1 February 2018 in association with the Houses of the...
Professor Sir Stephen O'Rahilly, Hon. MRIA talks about his recent Academy Discourse
The 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849), novelist, essayist, and educationist is on 1st January 2018.
The Holy See and the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is a once-promising journey now going backwardFriday, 17 November 2017
Watch Professor Mary McAleese's interview about her recent discourse addressing issues of Canon Law and children's rights.
The Academy's newest artwork acquisition of four female Members of the Royal Irish Academy was unveiled in Academy House on 12 October 2017.