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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Archiving Reproductive Health Wins Open Scholarship Prize

Monday, 9 May 2022

The Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH) project recently won third place in the Open Scholarship Prize 2022.

Digital Repository of Ireland

ARINS podcast episode 11: A Shared Ireland? Identity, Meaning, Representation and Sport

Thursday, 5 May 2022

In this episode, Katie Liston, Joseph Maguire and Bruce Kidd explore the role of sports in crafting identities and shaping politics on the island of Ireland.

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

Academy Discourse: The future of higher education

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

If you missed last week's Discourse with Professor Sir Adrian Smith, President of The Royal Society talking with Orla Feely MRIA on the future of higher education you can watch it back now. 

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

Ogam script in the RIA Library collections

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

In our latest Library Blog post guest blogger Deborah Hayden, Department of Early Irish, Maynooth University takes a fascinating look at the Irish language writing system of Ogam in the manuscripts of the RIA library.

Library, Library Blog

1 May 1922: Dublin Corporation Calls for the Censorship of Films

Sunday, 1 May 2022

Read Kevin Rockett's essay on 'Keeping Hollywood’s ‘Monkey House’ Morality Out Of Ireland' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

RIA Diversity Report

Friday, 22 April 2022

In early 2021 concerns were raised about the diversity of the Academy’s membership, particularly the slow pace of change in the gender balance of the membership and in the diversity of new members appointed annually.

Diversity, Membership

Patent system needs adjustment to harmonize with open science objectives, European Academies say

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

This new ALLEA statement examines the current patent system in the context of the ideals and objectives of open science and recommends, among others, the introduction of grace periods in patent applications to make...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Launch of EASAC Report on "Regenerative Agriculture"

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Regenerative Agriculture: Healthy Soil Best Bet for Carbon Storage. This report provides evidence that regenerative agriculture holds promising keys to reducing climate risks while providing the growing world population...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

2022 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards: shortlist announced

Monday, 11 April 2022

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland (AmCham) have announced the shortlisted organisations for the 2022 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.  

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Limited edition prints of Michael Collins and other figures from the Rising

Monday, 11 April 2022

Each individual print is signed, numbered and hand coloured by artist David Rooney.

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Decade of Centenaries


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