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Towards Climate Sustainability of the Academic System in Europe and Beyond

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The academic system is not exempt from imperatives to transition to climate sustainability, new report from European Academies claims

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

2022 Michel Déon Shortlist Announced

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs has today announced the six shortlisted titles for the 2022 Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

New knowledge partnerships needed to address sustainability challenges

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

How academics, members of the public and policy makers can work together to research solutions to climate change challenges. Find out more in this blog by Dr Paul Bolger, UCC.

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

Vacancy: Publications Administrator and Marketing Executive

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Applications are invited for the position of Administrator and Marketing Executive as part of the Publications team based at the Royal Irish Academy (1 year fixed-term contract).

Publications, Vacancies

Much more than meh: The Northern Ireland Assembly Elections of 5 May 2022

Wednesday, 11 May 2022

The Northern Ireland Assembly election of May 2022 was transformational, despite very small shifts in the magnitudes of seats won by the two dominant blocs.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Archiving Reproductive Health Wins Open Scholarship Prize

Monday, 9 May 2022

The Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH) project recently won third place in the Open Scholarship Prize 2022.

Digital Repository of Ireland

ARINS podcast episode 11: A Shared Ireland? Identity, Meaning, Representation and Sport

Thursday, 5 May 2022

In this episode, Katie Liston, Joseph Maguire and Bruce Kidd explore the role of sports in crafting identities and shaping politics on the island of Ireland.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Academy Discourse: The future of higher education

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Professor Sir Adrian Smith, President of The Royal Society talking with Orla Feely MRIA on the future of higher education you can watch it back now. 

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Ogam script in the RIA Library collections

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

In our latest Library Blog post guest blogger Deborah Hayden, Department of Early Irish, Maynooth University takes a fascinating look at the Irish language writing system of Ogam in the manuscripts of the RIA library.

Library, Library Blog

1 May 1922: Dublin Corporation Calls for the Censorship of Films

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Read Kevin Rockett's essay on 'Keeping Hollywood’s ‘Monkey House’ Morality Out Of Ireland' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922


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