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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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Climate Governance and Fundamental Rights before the Supreme Court

Monday, 22 June 2020

On 22 and 23 June 2020 the Supreme Court will hear the appeal in Climate Case Ireland, a challenge to the State’s National Mitigation Plan.[1]  This case raises important issues of constitutional law, human rights...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

Drought: a risk being overlooked in Ireland?

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

The year 2018 revealed the vulnerabilities of Irish society to drought across multiple sectors, particularly water supply, agriculture and ecology. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, another drought is brewing.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

Climate, food and health: Critical policy choices in the post-Covid 19 world

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Charting an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will involve difficult choices and trade-offs.  Finding the right balance between measures to kick start the economy and policies which require time to...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog, COVID-19 Research Response

Dr Yikai Xu wins the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize

Friday, 27 March 2020

Dr Yikai Xu was selected as this year’s winner for the most outstanding Irish PhD thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences in the Henkel sponsored prize.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

Vaccination isn't a personal choice, it's a public one

Monday, 23 March 2020

The risk posed by not vaccinating is far greater than any risk associated with receiving a vaccine says the Royal Irish Academy's Life and Medical Sciences committee who wants to help the public make more informed...

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

The IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Insider perspectives on the 7 August 2019 approval session and key policy messages

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

EASAC Climate Change and Health Report Presented at Conferences in Ireland

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Professor Pat Goodman was recently invited to present on EASAC’s latest report at two major Irish conferences

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Hamilton Day 2019 Review

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

On the 16 October each year, a day of celebrations is held to commemorate famed Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton's quaternion algebra 'Eureka moment' in 1843.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Public Engagement, Hamilton Day, Masterclass Series

‘Hitting the Sweet Spot’: Media Engagement and Potential Behaviour Change

Monday, 21 October 2019

Environmental scholars are worried about the lack of public recognition and behaviour change around how serious climate change is for the future of our planet. Why are we not changing our behaviour and how can we...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

Engineering and Computing Academy Early Career Profile Blog

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Applications are now open for the 2019 Engineering and Computer Science Early Career Profile Blog.

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

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