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Republic to Republic DIB entry: John J. Hearne

Monday, 15 April 2019

To mark the seventieth anniversary of the declaration of the republic and Ireland’s departure from the Commonwealth on 18 April 1949, we are publishing a number of our entries of figures involved in Irish foreign policy...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

The DIB and Century Ireland

Saturday, 13 April 2019

On the centenary of the Amritsar Massacre read the DIB entry on Sir Michael O'Dwyer who was Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in 1919, written by David Murphy.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Dr Rhona Mahony Women in Leadership Masterclass

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Dr Rhona Mahony delivered the second in our 2019 Women in Leadership Masterclass series, inspiring the next generation of female leaders

Women in Leadership

The DIB and revolutionary women: Charlotte Despard

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Kate O'Malley of the Dictionary of Irish Biography will be giving a talk on 'Irish Revolutionary Women and the Wider World' in Muckross House, Killarney on Friday 12 April. She will be looking at the later life of...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Academic freedom and institutional autonomy: Commitments must be followed by action

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

ALLEA, EUA and Science Europe call to protect academic freedom and safeguard institutional autonomy by providing and honouring sound regulatory frameworks.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

DIB entry of the day: Katherine Conolly

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

As part of the RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Gabrielle M. Ashford this Wednesday presents her lecture 'Ties that endure – the lives and correspondence of three eighteenth-century sisters – Katherine Conolly, Jane...

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

World Science Forum 2019 – Call for Panelists

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Call for nominations of early career researchers to participate in the Plenary Sessions at the World Science Forum 21-23 November 2019, Budapest, Hungary.

Policy and International Relations

DIB entries of the day: Lollie and Lily Yeats

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

As part of the current RIA lunchtime series ‘Sisters’, Dr Lucy Collins delivered her lecture '"Who will ever say again that poetry does not pay?": The Yeats Sisters and the Cuala Press ' at Academy House.

Library, Dictionary of Irish Biography

'"A little remnant of the work of the ancients" 23 N 10: the Book of Ballycummin'

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Listen back to the Library’s 4th Irish Manuscripts Conference in partnership with Roinn na Sean-Ghaeilge, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.

Library, Public Engagement

Mrs Somerville – ‘queen of nineteenth-century science’

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Fifth and final blog post in our series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'.

Library, Library Blog


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