THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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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Call for entries: Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize 2021

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Applications for the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2021 are now invited. The closing date for submissions will be 12 noon on Thursday, 07 January 2021. 

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

Adapting to a changing climate: How can we build resilience?

Thursday, 19 November 2020

We must build resilience to a range of challenges, including that of climate change. Individuals play a critical role in our combined path to a resilient economy and society. Find out more in this blog by Dr Olga M...

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

From a degree in Computer Science to the Oscars red carpet

Monday, 2 November 2020

For our first profile, highlighting the interesting jobs a computer science degree can bring you we sat down with Darren Britton, a TU Dublin graduate working for Shutterstock, to find out more about how he went from...

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Hamilton Day 2020 Review

Friday, 23 October 2020

Professor Terence Tao, UCLA, delivered the Royal Irish Academy's 2020 Hamilton Lecture on the topic ‘The Cosmic Distance Ladder’

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

Top nine final year math’s students get Hamilton Prize

Friday, 16 October 2020

Sponsors Ibec see developing STEM talent as a key role in safeguarding Ireland’s economic future.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Hamilton Day, STEM Education

Creating sustainable futures through a Circular Economy

Friday, 2 October 2020

Circular pathways - our future for regenerative and sustainable living.

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

Old data to the rescue: recovering weather observations to shed light on our past and present climate

Friday, 14 August 2020

There are many paper records from the nineteenth century containing handwritten weather observations from various sites around Ireland. Finding these records and rescuing the data from them is not an easy task but could...

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

COVID-19 recovery and green growth: What is holding up implementation of the Paris Agreement?

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

In just a few weeks, the Covid-19 pandemic has led us to mobilise crisis response and best determine how we can live with the pandemic in the short term. The next stage, and one that we eagerly await, is how we can...

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

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

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