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President of the RIA presents 2021 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

On Monday, 4 April Mary Canning, PRIA presented Ruth Byrne, Professor of Cognitive Science, Trinity College Dublin with the 2021 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medal in the Social Sciences and Jennifer McElwain, Professor of...

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Celebrating RIA Library Irish language collections during Seachtain na Gaeilge

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Latest Library blog post. In March, the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) collaborated with the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Library to promote Irish language collections as part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations...

Library, Library Blog, Digital Repository of Ireland

Launch of Treaty exhibition catalogue and regional exhibition

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Following the huge success of the National Archives' The Treaty, 1921: Records from the Archives exhibition, a limited edition illustrated book has been published in partnership with the RIA and a national tour of the...

Decade of Centenaries, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Watch: Selling Planet Earth: re-purposing geoscience for sustainable human wellbeing

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

If you missed the first lecture in our Sustainability Lecture series: Challenges and Opportunities for Science in Society you can watch it now.

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Geography and Geosciences Committee

Breakthrough Prize Foundation partners with ALLEA to support scientists forced to leave Ukraine

Friday, 1 April 2022

Foundation dedicates $1.5 million from a $3 million pledge for impacted scientists to ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, for distribution via European academic institutions.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

31 March 1922: W.B. Yeats in Thoor Ballylee

Thursday, 31 March 2022

Read R.F. Foster's essay 'Meditating in Time of Civil War' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

‘Cuir aingilín anois fúithe’: Put an ember under it

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Déanann Conchúr Mag Eacháin, iniúchadh ar ‘an tAingeal’ teanga agus béaloidis agus an fhianaise atá air ar fud na hÉireann agus na hAlban.

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog

30 March 1922: The Craig-Collins Pact

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Read Tim Wilson's essay on 'Conciliation Committees and the 1920s Troubles' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Dictionary of Irish Biography publishes 36 new entries

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

The DIB has published its latest collection of new entries online, adding thirty-six new lives to its corpus of nearly 11,000. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Police Governance, Oversight and Accountability in a United Ireland

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

In today's ARINS blog, Vicky Conway examines how policing in a united Ireland might coordinate questions of governance, oversight and accountability to explore how our police might better guard and serve. 

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


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