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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European coordination needed to fight science disinformation, academies say

Monday, 3 May 2021

In this report ALLEA examines the potential of technical and policy measures to tackle science disinformation and calls for improved European exchange and coordination in this field.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Discover the Library’s Special Collections

Friday, 30 April 2021

Latest Library Blog post. This month we invite you to explore the Library’s collections, take a look and see what you can find! 

Library, Library Blog

Grangegorman lives: Francis Johnston

Friday, 30 April 2021

Our series Grangegorman lives begins with Francis Johnston, architect of a number of well-known buildings including the original 'Richmond Lunatic Asylum'

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives

Grangegorman lives: Billy in the Bowl

Friday, 30 April 2021

Our series Grangegorman lives continues with Billy in the Bowl a notorious beggar and robber who lived on the Northside of Dublin.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Grangegorman Histories, Grangegorman Lives

Michael Cronin MRIA: Linguist

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Professor Cronin suggests that in the case of the Irish language, the need for outdoors thinking is crucial. More broadly, instead of the relentless digitisation of education, what is needed in all areas is to take our...

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Does our use of social media influence our voting choices?

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Matt Qvortrup reflects on the need for a thorough regulation of social media during a referendum campaign.

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

What is Ireland doing on climate change?

Thursday, 29 April 2021

RIA author John Sweeney reflects on climate and society in modern Ireland in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.

Publications, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Watch: Engaging with society

Monday, 26 April 2021

If you missed the second webinar in a series addressing the question, ‘How can higher education “build forward better”?’ in the post Covid-19 context you can watch it now.

Policy and International Relations, Future Earth Ireland

RIA publication '1916 in 1966' free to read online

Saturday, 24 April 2021

To mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising, we're making our out-of-print book freely available in its entirety.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

History of Emotions Podcast Series. No. 6: 'From grief to wonder: exploring emotions in Irish History'

Friday, 23 April 2021

This podcast 'Wonder: digital space' by Ciarán Wallace takes a surprisingly positive look at a cultural tragedy - the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland at the outbreak of the Irish Civil War.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee


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