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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'.


A phone call that changed everything

Thursday, 25 June 2020

William C. Campbell, Ireland's only Nobel prizewinner for Medicine, on learning that he had just won a Nobel Prize.


Writing the life story of a Nobel laureate

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Science journalist Claire O'Connell shares her experience of working with Nobel laureate William C. Campbell on his memoir, 'Catching the worm'.


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

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.