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.

Read more about the RIA


Filter News

RIA author John Gibney on RTÉ Radio 1

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Sean O'Rourke interviews Dr John Gibney on our latest book Ireland: a voice among the nations

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Halloween special: ominous birds and banshees

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Discover the origins of the word 'badhbh' in our book A history of Ireland in 100 words

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

How do we study bats and rats to find the secret of everlasting youth?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

If you missed our Academy Discourse where Professor Emma Teeling, MRIA talks about her research into what bat genetics can teach us about human disease and aging, you can hear it now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Alice Kyteler: Ireland's first witch

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

To mark Samhain we present the biography of Alice Kyteler, the first recorded person to be condemned for sorcery in Ireland.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

A history of Ireland in 100 words shortlisted for Irish Book Award

Friday, 25 October 2019

Vote for our book in the 'best Irish-published book of the year' category

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Dr Stephanie Annett selected as a panel speaker for the 2019 World Science Forum

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Th Academy congratulates Dr Stephanie Annett on being selected as a panel speaker for the 2019 World Science Forum taking place on 21-23 November 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Charlemont Grants scheme open for applications

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Royal Irish Academy’s research travel grant scheme for early career researchers based in Ireland is open for applications

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

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

The Durdin-Robertsons, high priests of spaceship earth

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Read the DIB entries for the eccentric Durdin-Robertson siblings who established their own goddess cult in the bowels of Huntington castle in Carlow, and are among the subjects of a new...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

‘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


Stay up to date with the Royal Irish Academy newsletter

Sign up now