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.

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Annual Review 2019 published

Monday, 16 March 2020

Our latest Annual Review has just been published. Have a look at it online below or as a PDF or pick up a copy in Academy House.

Membership, Public Engagement

Michel Déon Non-Fiction Prize opens

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the Michel Déon Non-Fiction prize is open for entries until 12 April 2020.  

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Discourse: Philip Lane in conversation with Alan Barrett

Friday, 14 February 2020

Listen to Philip Lane MRIA, European Central Bank in conversation with Alan Barrett MRIA, Director, ESRI.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Reflections on the role of a Learned Academy

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Listen to Professor Michael Peter Kennedy reflect on the role of a Learned Academy in the Royal Irish Academy Presidential Discourse.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Irish Higher Education Debate

Thursday, 30 January 2020

On the 28 January, a debate was held on the future of higher education and research in Ireland, with spokespersons from the major political parties ahead of #GE2020.

Public Engagement

Brendan O'Leary Hon. MRIA in conversation with Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor, News Letter

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Listen to Brendan O’Leary Hon. MRIA discuss his latest three volume book A Treatise on Northern Ireland with Ben Lowry, Deputy Editor, News Letter.

Membership, Public Engagement

Christmas Opening Hours

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Wishing all our members and friends a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Library, Public Engagement

The Anatomy of Memory

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Listen to neuroscientist Eleanor Maguire discuss memory failure as part of her Discourse, The Anatomy of Memory followed by respondent Shane O'Mara MRIA, Professor of Experimental Brain Research, Trinity...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

'Housing and home, global and local: where are we now?’

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

We regret to announce that this event, which had been scheduled for Thursday 21 November 2019 at 3.00 p.m., has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. We apologise most sincerely for the...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee, Public Engagement

Ireland’s decisive choice for Europe

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Listen to Professor Brigid Laffan MRIA discuss how membership of the EU has become Ireland’s geopolitical anchor.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

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