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ARINS Podcast 24: The Tapestry of International Human Rights Law in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Thursday, 6 July 2023

Profs. Kathryn McNeilly, and Aoife O’Donoghue from Queens University Belfast’s School of Law share their research examining legal equivalence in Human Rights law in Ireland and Northern Ireland with our host Rory...

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

Vacancy: Commissioning Editor

Wednesday, 21 June 2023

The Academy is seeking applications for a Commissioning Editor as part of the Publications Office team based at the Royal Irish Academy. Closing date: Monday, 26 June (midnight).

Publications, Vacancies

First digital Directory of Irish Publishers

Friday, 16 June 2023

The first digital all-island Directory of Irish Publishers is being launched on Bloomsday 2023 by


The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland: Are they really “other”?

Friday, 2 June 2023

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland proudly regards itself as “other” in relation to Northern Ireland’s nationalist versus unionist division. It claims to take no position on Northern Ireland’s constitutional future...

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

Clare Island Survey research featured at the Venice Biennale

Friday, 19 May 2023

Ireland’s exhibition at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale was opened today by Minister Patrick O’Donovan, T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. The Venice...

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

New deep sea octopus species found

Wednesday, 17 May 2023

Note: this text was originally published in the editorial of Biology and Environment, volume 123B, issue 1.


Webinar: Learning from national open access platforms

Friday, 28 April 2023

If you missed our Publish OA webinar, co-led by the RIA and TCD focusing on the founding and evolution of national open access (OA) platforms, you can watch it now.


ARINS Podcast 21: One Good Day

Thursday, 6 April 2023

On the 25-year anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, David Donoghue and Tim O’Connor discuss how it came about. 

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

Forthcoming Cork Atlas

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Irish Historic Towns Atlas no. 31 Cork/Corcaigh by Howard B. Clarke and Máire Ní Laoí is in full production in the IHTA office, and expected to go to print in late 2023. 

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Interview with 'Irish Sporting Lives' editors Terry Clavin and Turlough O'Riordan (Books Ireland Magazine)

Wednesday, 8 February 2023

Forgotten heroes, unforgettable failures, the tragic, talented lives cut short – would they feel disappointed to be lost to the archives or do they think they expected to end up there at all? Fiona Murphy of Books...

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography