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Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks Untitled: Philippe VACHER by James Coleman

Friday, 29 April 2016

James Coleman is a highly influential figure among artists in Ireland and is critically acclaimed internationally  

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Open Call

Friday, 29 April 2016

The Academy is issuing an open call seeking expressions of interest to serve on its International Affairs standing committee (IASC)

International Affairs Standing Committee, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees

Appointments to the Policy Oversight Group

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The primary purpose of the Policy Oversight Group (POG) is to provide a co-ordinated development framework for the Academy’s policy activities.  

Policy and International Relations

'A Rich and Gentle Mind' – Maud Joynt and the 1911 Census

Friday, 22 April 2016

From the Reading Room – A look at one of the first female staff members of the Academy

Library Blog, Library

Honorary Membership Proposals 2016

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A small number of Honorary Members are elected to the Academy annually. The call for proposals for Honorary Membership 2016 is now open.


Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: Paul Muldoon

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Madoc: A Mystery by Paul Muldoon, 1990.

Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks

Launch: Academy Advice Paper No. 10

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The RIA has launched its Advice Paper on the Sustainability of the Northern Ireland Higher Education Sector.

Policy and International Relations

The Secret Printing of the Proclamation

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The Irish Times and the RIA have published a copy of the Proclamation with biographies and images of the signatories, taken from our recent publication 1916 Portraits and Lives.

1916 Portraits and Lives

Another View: Gaelic manuscript culture in Edmund Spenser’s Ireland

Monday, 18 April 2016

An online exhibition looking at the Gaelic literary culture of the sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century


Missing Persons in the Dictionary of Irish Biography – Sir Francis Vane

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

A range of lives feature in the December 2015 ‘missing persons’ update to the Dictionary of Irish Biography online, comprising persons omitted from the 2009 first edition. This entry focuses on Sir Francis Vane –...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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