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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22 May 1922: The Forcible Hair Cutting of the Cullen Sisters of Keenaghan, Co. Tyrone

Sunday, 22 May 2022

Read Mary McAuliffe's essay on ‘Gendered Violence Against Women' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Launch of Impact 2030: Ireland's new research and innovation strategy

Friday, 20 May 2022

President, Royal Irish Academy welcomes launch of Impact 2030: Ireland's new research and innovation strategy 

Policy and International Relations

Watch back the TU Dublin ‘Stages of Memory’ online series of talks

Thursday, 19 May 2022

In April and May 2022, TU Dublin Conservatoire presented three Thursday talks by leading experts in the histories of Grangegorman. 'Stages of Memory' is supported by Grangegorman Histories.

Grangegorman Histories

Admittance Day 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Today the Royal Irish Academy celebrates Admittance Day when 24 of our 29 newly elected Members were officially admitted to the Academy for their exceptional contributions to the sciences, humanities and social sciences...

Membership, Public Engagement

Planned execution of disaster medicine scholar Ahmadreza Djalali must be halted immediately

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

The Royal Irish Academy expresses grave concern for the well-being of Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian-Swedish scholar of disaster medicine, who is at imminent risk of execution.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

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


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