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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World academies launch an action plan to combat both climate change and biodiversity decline

Friday, 22 October 2021

The new IAP Statement ‘Climate Change and Biodiversity: Interlinkages and policy options’ highlights that climate and biodiversity policies are currently insufficiently connected and addressing climate change and...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The Legacy of the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty: panel discussion

Thursday, 14 October 2021

On Monday 18th October, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy, and the British Academy, the Irish Embassy in London will host a panel discussion on the legacy of the Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921.

Policy and International Relations

The Mediterranean and Middle East regions are “hotspots” for climate change-related health risks

Thursday, 14 October 2021

The new workshop report “Tackling the effects of climate change on health in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions” includes assessments from the region and recommendations for policy-makers and the scientific...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Research Bureaucracy: Celtic Academies Alliance response

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Working in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales (LSW) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the RIA has responded to the UK independent review of research bureaucracy. The response was prepared by a working group...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Chief Scientific Advisor needs to be independent

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Ireland’s chief scientific adviser needs to be an independent office and not linked to the post of Director General of Science Foundation Ireland says Mary Canning, President of the Royal Irish Academy.

Policy and International Relations

Launch of Research for Public Policy Roadmap

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

A collaborative report by the Royal Irish Academy and the Irish Research Council entitled, Research for Public Policy: an outline Roadmap, launches today, the 15th of September. 

Policy and International Relations, Research for Public Policy

Climate and Biodiversity Crisis: 16 Critical Fields for World Leaders to Act Upon to Safeguard Human Civilisation

Tuesday, 24 August 2021

The urgency of the climate and biodiversity crises requires closer coordination between UNFCCC and CBD

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for Proposals: Wolf Prize 2022

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

In accordance with the Wolf Prize principle of rotation, candidate(s) for the 2022 prize can be nominated only in the following five fields: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture, and Architecture.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Grants and Awards

World academies’ put regenerative medicine opportunities and challenges in the spotlight

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

A new IAP Statement highlights medical opportunities in addressing the causes of disease and warns against the misuse of regenerative medicine technologies – also when it comes to the proposed use of stem cells to...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Response to the consultation on the national research and innovation strategy 2021-2027

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

The Academy's response to the consultation on the national research and innovation strategy, 2021-2027.

Policy and International Relations


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