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Survey Results: The impact of COVID-19 on Irish research and innovation

Thursday, 25 June 2020

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Royal Irish Academy conducted a members survey to establish the impact the current crisis is having on research and innovation and to determine the key actions government should...

Policy and International Relations, COVID-19 Research Response

Irish Historic Towns Atlas of Dungarvan — to be published in October 2020

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Cartographic editor Sarah Gearty tells us what we can expect to see in the next atlas in the series and author John Martin gives us a flavour of historic Dungarvan.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Digital Atlas of Dungarvan to be launched as part of Heritage Week

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) announces the launch of the Digital Atlas of Dungarvan as part of Heritage Week (15–23 August 2020), where the theme this year is ‘Learning from our heritage’.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Writing the life story of a Nobel laureate

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Science journalist Claire O'Connell shares her experience of working with Nobel laureate William C. Campbell on his memoir, 'Catching the worm'.


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

DIB Rogues: Margaret Caroline Rudd, forger

Monday, 22 June 2020

The DIB has curated a selection of its most notorious rogues – pirates, blackmailers, thieves and murderers – for your delectation.  Our next...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Grangegorman Histories work with TU Dublin

Monday, 22 June 2020

Thousands of additional students and staff from the Technological University of Dublin (TU Dublin) will move to Grangegorman in 2020 and an ‘Induction Pack’ will be available in order to help them settle-in.

Grangegorman Histories

Grangegorman Oral History Project

Monday, 22 June 2020

A new Grangegorman Histories Sub-Committee has been established to investigate the practicalities required to undertake an oral history project at Grangegorman.

Grangegorman Histories

Welcome from the Grangegorman Histories working group chair

Monday, 22 June 2020

Grangegorman Histories is a public history project to assist the discovery, recording and commemoration of the eventful history of the Grangegorman area. The Foundation Document describes our purpose and details some of...

Grangegorman Histories

Launch of Grangegorman Histories

Friday, 19 June 2020

Grangegorman Histories, a public history project of Dublin City Council, Grangegorman Development Agency, Health Service Executive, Local Communities, National Archives, Royal Irish Academy and TU Dublin, announces the...

Grangegorman Histories


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