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Does our use of social media influence our voting choices?

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Matt Qvortrup reflects on the need for a thorough regulation of social media during a referendum campaign.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

What is Ireland doing on climate change?

Thursday, 29 April 2021

RIA author John Sweeney reflects on climate and society in modern Ireland in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.

Publications, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

RIA publication '1916 in 1966' free to read online

Saturday, 24 April 2021

To mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising, we're making our out-of-print book freely available in its entirety.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

RIA author William C. Campbell wins 2021 SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

This prestigious prize highlights the enduring strength of US-Ireland relations.


The future of cross border co-operation in the Arts

Monday, 15 March 2021

We are delighted to announce that the ARINS project has selected The Audience Agency to research and write a report entitled The future of cross border cooperation in the Arts.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Interview with RIA authors Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Friday, 12 March 2021

Celebrating the launch of the Spreading the Words RadioMoLI series as a whole.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

St Patrick's Day with the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Taking you from Liverpool to Madrid in just a couple of clicks.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

The plant of the bent head

Friday, 5 March 2021

Today's episode of Spreading the Words focuses on Lus an chromchinn and other flowers with memorable Irish names.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

How has the wind shaped Irish life and literature?

Friday, 26 February 2021

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, which focuses on the Irish word gaoth.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge