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Researching our medieval Irish manuscripts: impact of digitisation

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Irish Script on Screen has opened up a world of manuscripts for scholars - the latest Library Blog post looks at how digitisation has contributed to the study of manuscripts. 

Library, Library Blog

Professor Tuula Teeri delivers Annual Leaders in Higher Education Address

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Introductory remarks at this prestigious invitation only event were given by the Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O' Connor, TD.

Policy and International Relations

The Holy See and the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Is a once-promising journey now going backward

Friday, 17 November 2017

Watch Professor Mary McAleese's interview about her recent discourse addressing issues of Canon Law and children's rights.

Membership, Public Engagement

The Finnish Higher Education Reform Towards an Innovative Society

Thursday, 9 November 2017

The 2017 Leaders in Higher Education Address will be delivered by Professor Tuula Teeri, President-Elect of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the first President of Aalto University, Finland

Policy and International Relations

DIB lives: Conor Cruise O'Brien

Friday, 3 November 2017

Marking the centenary of his birth, 3 November 1917, we post the Dictionary of Irish Biography entry on Conor Cruise O'Brien (d. 2008) by Frank Callanan.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Recent Bereavements

Thursday, 2 November 2017

We note with sadness the passing of the following Members:


Launch of online Corpus of Irish Language 1600-1926

Friday, 27 October 2017

A major milestone is reached in the Academy's Irish language project Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge.

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

What Caused Storm Ophelia?

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Was the exceptional strength of ex-hurricane Ophelia when it hit Ireland on the 16th of October 2017 due to global warming or was it a chance occurrence resulting from natural variability?

Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Table-Turning: a Victorian fad

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

This month’s Library Blog post delves into our nineteenth-century pamphlets to get readers into the spirit of Halloween.

Library, Library Blog

Focal ar fhocal

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Fáilte go dtí blag nua seo Fhoclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge. Sa chéad mhír seo tabharfaidh muid spléachadh ar stair agus ar chuspóir an tionscnaimh taighde seo, agus caithfidh muid súil fosta ar an scéal is déanaí maidir...

Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog


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