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ARINS podcast episode 13: Irish Unity: Lessons from Germany?

Thursday, 7 July 2022

In this episode Tobias Lock and Aoife O’Donoghue discuss the lessons learned from German Unification and how we might best apply them.

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

28 June 1922: The Assault on the Four Courts

Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Read John Borgonovo's essay detailing the beginnings of the Irish Civil War on Century Ireland. 

Publications, Ireland 1922

Review of the Academy's publishing house

Thursday, 23 June 2022

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Launch of ‘The Megalithic Art of the Passage Tombs at Knowth, County Meath’

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

On the evening of the Summer Solstice, volume 7 of the Excavation at Knowth series was launched by the Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan T.D., at the Knowth Visitor Centre.

Publications, Educational Resources

22 June 1922: The Assassination of Sir Henry Wilson

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Read Fearghal McGarry's essay on the murder of Sir Henry Wilson on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

12 June 1922: George V Receives the Colours of Disbanded Irish Regiments

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Read Heather Jones's essay on ‘Monarchy, Empire and Sovereignty' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

3 June 1922: James Craig Advocates Flying the Flag

Friday, 3 June 2022

Read Stephen O'Neill's essay on ‘he Iconography of Partition' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

ARINS podcast episode 12: Participatory Constitutionalism and the Agenda for Change

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

In this episode, Joanne McEvoy and Fidelma Ashe explore the ways in which including and encouraging popular engagement can not only enrich constitutional discussion but critically can shape constitutional change.

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

29 May 1922: The Arrest of John O’Donnell

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Read Anne-Marie McInerney's essay on ‘Internment in Northern Ireland' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Launch of IHTA Dungarvan, Rathmines and Drogheda

Thursday, 26 May 2022

A combined launch of recent Irish Historic Towns Atlas publications took place in Academy House on 19 May 2022 at the and of a day of workshops. 

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas