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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

#RIA100Words: in search of our favourite Irish words

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

A message from our author Sharon Arbuthnot

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Discover our eBook collection

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Did you know that many of our books are available in digital format? Here’s the list.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Judging Shaw, Art and Architecture of Ireland, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': Cláirseach

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Ever heard of music bringing everything to life? In early Irish tales, it can – with a little help from the Otherworld. Read more in today's entry on the harp.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge