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Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell Hon MRIA awarded the 2023 Cunningham Medal

Tuesday, 7 March 2023

Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell Hon MRIA , was awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Cunningham Medal at a ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday, 28 February 2023.

Cunningham Medal, Grants and Awards

‘From vice to virtue, from idleness to industry, from profaneness to practical religion’ - Grangegorman penitentiary

Monday, 6 March 2023

Joan Kavanagh, author and historian, has documented the experiences of women and girls transported from Ireland to the Australian colonies during the 19th Century. Here, Joan discovers the history of the Clock Tower...

Grangegorman Histories

R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme open

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Thanks to the generous support of Laura Houghton Hunter the RIA is pleased to open the R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme once again this year.

Grants and Awards

NORF’s Open Research Fund 2023 is open

Thursday, 2 March 2023

NORF’s Open Research Fund 2023 is now open to proposals. This year, the Fund includes a new strand designed to recognise and reward researchers who want to play a leading role in advancing open research in Ireland.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Save the Date - Ireland's First Annual National Open Research Festival

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Ireland’s first annual National Open Research Festival will take place at the Royal Irish Academy, on 2-3 November 2023

Digital Repository of Ireland

First WorldFAIR Project Report: DRI in the Cultural Heritage Image Sharing Landscape

Thursday, 2 March 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to announce that the first deliverable for the Horizon Europe funded WorldFAIR Project Cultural Heritage Case Study (WP13) has been published!

Digital Repository of Ireland

New Collection in DRI – Ports, Past and Present

Thursday, 2 March 2023

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to announce that a new collection – Ports, Past and Present – has been published in the Repository. 

Digital Repository of Ireland

ARINS podcast 20: The Trouble with representing the Troubles in Cinema

Thursday, 2 March 2023

In this month’s ARINS podcast Rory Montgomery speaks to Professor Pat Brereton from DCU’s School of Communication  and Des O’Rawe from the School of Arts, English and Languages and the Mitchell Institute at QUB about...

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Government Science Advisor announcement welcomed by RIA

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

The Royal Irish Academy welcomes today’s announcement by the Government to approve the appointment of a Government Science Advisor and establish a National Science Advice Forum.

Policy and International Relations

Watchback: Presidential Discourse

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Watch the livestream of the Presidential Discourse: 'The Critical University' with Dr Mary Canning PRIA in conversation with Professor Brian MacCraith

Discourse Series


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