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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Building an ERA that fosters Academic Freedom and Excellence

Thursday, 29 September 2022

In a new statement, the Royal Irish Academy as a member of the ALLEA European Research Area Working Group sets priorities for building a new European Research Area (ERA) and for implementing the Policy Action Points...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Young Academy of Ireland deadline extended to Friday, 7 October

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

The deadline for the first Call for Members of the Young Academy of Ireland – a network of early career researchers and innovators - has been extended until Friday, 7 October.

Young Academy Ireland, Public Engagement

Academy Research Open Day - The Library presents

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn about the Library's collections and collaborations.


Dictionary of Irish Biography adds 41 new entries

Thursday, 22 September 2022

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has published 41 new entries, with a mixture of contemporary figures and ‘missing persons’ – interesting older figures who have come to light thanks to recent scholarship.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

22 September 1922: The publication of Liam Mellows’s ‘Notes from Mountjoy’

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Read Gavin Foster's essay on "Class, Social Revolution and Republicanism in the Civil War" on Century Ireland. 

Publications, Ireland 1922

Charlemont Grant scheme open to applications

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

The Charlemont Grant scheme facilitates early career researchers to make short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research in any subject area.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

RIA Publications at Research Open Day

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn more about our publishing house and the work we publish.

Publications, Public Engagement

International Commission for the History of Towns meeting 2022

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

The ICHT met in Maynooth and Dublin before travelling to Derry City via Kells, Cavan and Enniskillen from 13 to 16 September 2022.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

DRI Project Archiving Reproductive Health Wins Digital Preservation Award

Monday, 19 September 2022

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to share that Archiving Reproductive Health (ARH) has been announced as the winner of the Digital Preservation Award for Safeguarding the Digital Legacy! 

Digital Repository of Ireland

Towards a European Network of FAIR-enabling TDRs

Friday, 16 September 2022

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is pleased to share that the working paper 'Towards a European network of FAIR-enabling Trustworthy Digital Repositories (TDRs)' has been published on Zenodo.

Digital Repository of Ireland


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