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 importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle the COVID crisis

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Our author Niamh Moore-Cherry reflects on some of the lessons learnt from Ireland's response to the 2008 economic crisis and how they can help face the current crisis.

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Tellus: the largest collaborative cross-border programme of geoscience surveys

Monday, 20 July 2020

Our author Mike Young reflects on the impacts of this unprecedented survey of Northern Ireland and the six northern counties of the Republic of Ireland.

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A gateway for future research in archaeology

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Did you know that Ireland has the richest early medieval archaeological landscape in Europe, if not the world? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Aidan O'Sullivan.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

The importance of washing your hands more than a thousand years before COVID-19

Monday, 13 July 2020

Did you know that there are fourteen different words for 'washing' in early Irish? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Gregory Toner.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

On trespassing sheep and uncontrollable bees in Medieval Ireland

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Our author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh tells us some of the stories behind the illustrations in 'A history of Ireland in 100 words' in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.  

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

COVID 19 Phased Re-opening of Academy House

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

The Academy is re-opening on a phased basis for some staff from 13 July. Services will continue to be delivered remotely during this period while preparations are put in place for a wider reopening of Academy buildings...

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Never judge a book by its cover but...

Monday, 6 July 2020

Our author Sharon Arbuthnot tells us the story behind the cover of 'A history of Ireland in 100 words' and more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

The polymath and genius who inspired Flann O'Brien

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Our author Peter Murray tells us about the life of Irish artist Cecil Ffrench Salkeld in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.

Publications, Art and Architecture of Ireland

Forthcoming title: Clare Island Volume 9: Birds

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The latest volume in the New Survey of Clare Island series has just gone to print. Pre-order your copy ahead of its release in August.

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

A blood red page in the history of our country

Monday, 29 June 2020

Our author Myles Dungan discusses one of Ireland's most infamous murders in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.

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