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An illustrated history of Irish foreign policy?

Thursday, 21 May 2020

John Gibney of the RIA’s Documents on Irish Foreign policy project on the importance of images in 'Ireland: a voice among the nations'.

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Important notice in relation to COVID 19

Sunday, 17 May 2020

We have physically closed Academy House to Members and the public until further notice. RIA staff are undertaking Academy business from their homes. 

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

Listen back to the authors of 'Ireland: A voice among the nations' on Newstalk's 'Talking History'

Monday, 27 April 2020

John Gibney, Michael Kennedy and Kate O'Malley recently appeared on Newstalk's Talking History to discuss their recent history of Irish foreign policy, Ireland: a voice among the nations.

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

RIA authors of 'Ireland: a voice among the nations' on Talking History

Monday, 27 April 2020

Patrick Geoghegan interviews John Gibney, Micheal Kennedy and Kate O'Malley this Sunday, 26 April.

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Meet the authors: a new video series

Friday, 24 April 2020

Bringing our authors to your homes to help you through these strange times.


Does ivermectin kill the COVID-19 virus?

Friday, 24 April 2020

William C. Campbell, Hon. MRIA, Ireland's only Nobel prize winner for medicine, shares his thoughts on the subject.

Publications, COVID-19 Research Response

Book cover jigsaw puzzles

Friday, 17 April 2020

A different approach to thinking about the variety of research we’ve published over the years.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Judging Shaw, Decade of Centenaries

Easter book offer

Friday, 10 April 2020

Avail of 50% discount on our 1916-related books and prints.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Decade of Centenaries

Tim Robinson’s maps of Árainn, Burren and Connemara

Monday, 6 April 2020

The Academy is working on the republication of Tim Robinson’s maps in collaboration with NUI Galway


Going digital with A history of Ireland in 100 words

Monday, 6 April 2020

Enjoy our exhibition virtually while staying safe at home.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge