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’ 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

Watch: Learning from Covid 19 How Science Can Help Build Global Resilience

Friday, 9 July 2021

British Embassy Glencairn Conversations, in partnership with the Royal Irish Academy.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Covid-19 Research Response

Call for Nominations of experts to take part in a SAPEA Working Group on ‘Strategic crisis management in the EU: Improving EU crisis prevention, preparedness, response and resilience’

Thursday, 8 July 2021

The main question to be addressed is: ‘’Based on a broad and multidisciplinary understanding, how can the EU improve its strategic crisis management?’’

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Submission to the consultation on the National Equity of Access Plan 2022-2026

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

The Royal Irish Academy submitted a response to the Higher Education Authority consultation on the draft National Equity of Access Plan, 2022-2026 on behalf of its membership. 

Policy and International Relations

Publication of SAPEA report on 'A Systemic Approach to the Energy Transition in Europe'

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Energy transition needs to accelerate urgently, says EU’s Scientific Advice Mechanism.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for nominations for the ALLEA Working Group European Research Area

Monday, 5 July 2021

The ALLEA working group formerly known as “Working Group Horizon Europe” is reorienting its strategic direction 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Launch of Roundtable Report on the PEACE PLUS Programme and Higher Education and Research

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

In April 2021 the Royal Irish Academy, supported by funding from the Communicating Europe Initiative at the Department of Foreign Affairs, convened a virtual roundtable discussion focusing on how the higher-education (...

Policy and International Relations

World academies call for protection of marine environments

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) urges world leaders to improve ocean health by stopping habitat destruction and the spread of environmental contaminants, fighting climate change and overexploitation, and adopting...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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