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Celebrating International Women's Day 2019

Friday, 8 March 2019

To mark International Women's Day we publish below one of our most recent entries by a woman, about a woman. Read about the fascinating life of one of Ireland's foremost writers Maeve Binchy (1939–2012), novelist and...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Shortlist announced for 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Thursday, 7 March 2019

The shortlisted organisations for the 2019 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards were announced at the American Chamber of Commerce Transatlantic Conference on Thursday, 7 March.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Rural Conversation Report and Podcast No. 2: 'Enhancing social cohesion among communities in rural Ireland'

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Rural Conversation No. 2: ‘Enhancing social cohesion among communities in rural Ireland’, the second in the series was held on 28 February 2019 in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). The report and podcast from the...

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee, Public Engagement

Digital Repository of Ireland to preserve Together for Yes digital archive

Friday, 1 March 2019

The digital archive of the Together for Yes campaign will be preserved in the Digital Repository of Ireland following the organisation joining as Members.

Digital Repository of Ireland

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives of Ireland: St Patrick's Day in Nigeria, 1962

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Our March exhibition co-curated with the NAI looks at St Patrick's Day, 1962, in what was then Ireland's only embassy in Africa

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

New Executive Secretary appointed

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Ireland’s leading body of experts in the humanities and sciences, the Royal Irish Academy, has appointed Dr. Tony Gaynor as its Executive Secretary.

Public Engagement

Nominations for the 2019 TÜBA Academy Prizes are now open

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

TÜBA Academy Prizes are awarded to scientists with original, leading and path-breaking works in their fields.

Policy and International Relations

'The Irish dimension to British history: from the Act of Union to Brexit'

Monday, 25 February 2019

Watch Sir David Cannedine addresses the key issues in Irish history within the context of British history from the early 1800s and the Act of Union, through to the current Brexit situation.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

RJ Hunter Fellowship Event

Monday, 25 February 2019

Listen to Gerard Farrell speak about ‘An ethnohistory of Gaelic Ulster, 1500-1700’ and David Heffernan on ‘The Goldsmiths Company of London and the Londonderry Plantation under James I, c. 1609–25'.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

'Women writing Ireland'

Friday, 22 February 2019

Listen to a panel discussion with four Irish women writers to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth (1768–1849).  

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


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