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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'The Irish dimension to British history: from the Act of Union to Brexit'

Monday, 25 February 2019

Watch Sir David Cannedine addresses the key issues in Irish history within the context of British history from the early 1800s and the Act of Union, through to the current Brexit situation.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

RJ Hunter Fellowship Event

Monday, 25 February 2019

Listen to Gerard Farrell speak about ‘An ethnohistory of Gaelic Ulster, 1500-1700’ and David Heffernan on ‘The Goldsmiths Company of London and the Londonderry Plantation under James I, c. 1609–25'.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

'Women in government: four Tanaisti in conversation'

Friday, 25 January 2019

View our discourse marking the centenary of the 1918 parliamentary elections online now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Suffrage poem reading at the United Nations

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Watch author Eavan Boland, Hon. MRIA, read her commemorative poem on UN television

Publications, Public Engagement

Winner of €10,000 Michel Déon Prize announced

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

The winner of the inaugural Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction is Breandán Mac Suibhne for his book The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Chris Bean discusses 'Recent insights into how the Earth works: embracing uncertainty'

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Watch an interview and full discourse with Professor Chris Bean in which he discusses predictability and uncertainty in forecasting volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Michel Déon Prize Shortlist Announced

Friday, 5 October 2018

The six shortlisted titles for the inaugural Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction has been announced today.

Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee, Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Royal Irish Academy Public Discourse Series 2018/19 sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Between September 2018 and April 2019, this Series will include expert speakers on a wide range of subjects including cybersecurity, the experience of female politicians at the highest ranks of Irish parliamentary...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

To mark the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the world renowned Eastern Tomb at Knowth, we are publishing free online our six books on Excavations at Knowth via the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Public Engagement

Hamilton 'Eureka Moment' Art Commission

Monday, 16 July 2018

The RIA, in partnership with TII and DIT, is seeking expressions of interest to participate in an art commission to commemorate the 'Eureka Moment' of the famous Irish mathematician, William Rowan Hamilton.

Public Engagement, Hamilton Day

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