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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2021 Praeger Grants Awarded

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that three natural history projects will be funded under this year's Praeger scheme. 

Grants and Awards

Diversity Review for Royal Irish Academy

Sunday, 16 May 2021

The RIA has established an independent diversity review of its membership process to be chaired by Professor Lesley Yellowlees.


Remembering James Rooney, Project Co-ordinator, Grangegorman Development Agency

Friday, 14 May 2021

Earlier this week, we learned the very sad news of the sudden death of our Grangegorman Development Agency friend and colleague, James Rooney.

Grangegorman Histories

'The future of media: experience, models, practice'

Friday, 14 May 2021

Watch our panel discussions on the future of media which was held on 6 May 2021

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Water is a public health issue

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Availability of a secure supply of clean water is a necessity that comes at a high cost, but has an as yet unrealised value. Find out more in this blog by Professor Fiona Regan, DCU.

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

Irish voices in Europe

Thursday, 13 May 2021

'The academic vox hiberniacorum in Europe - louder than you might think' says Luke Drury MRIA, vice-president of ALLEA.

Membership, International Activities

2020 Academy Gold Medals presented in virtual ceremony

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Mary E. Daly, MRIA received 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities and Daniel Bradley, MRIA received 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences in virtual awarding ceremony  

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Irish Studies in International Affairs, 2020, Vol. 31

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Read John Doyle's freely available Editorial in Irish Studies in International Affairs, 2020, Vol. 31

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs

An Post Museum and Archive joins DRI

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to announce that An Post Museum and Archive has joined as our latest member.

Digital Repository of Ireland

New Ireland/Scotland bilateral network grants scheme opening

Friday, 7 May 2021

Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants strengthening co-operation and learning between excellent researchers, academics and practitioners in Scotland and Ireland.

Grants and Awards


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