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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Call for nominations for the ALLEA Working Group European Research Area

Monday, 5 July 2021

The ALLEA working group formerly known as “Working Group Horizon Europe” is reorienting its strategic direction 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Vaccine Questions Ep7: Understanding human behaviour with Professor Pete Lunn

Monday, 5 July 2021

In episode 7 behavioural economist, Professor Pete Lunn shares expert insights on how our behaviour impacts the spread of COVID-19 and what drives this behaviour.

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

My favourite item ...

Friday, 2 July 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Assistant Librarian, Sophie Evans, shows us her favourite item from the Library's collections. 

Library, Library Blog

Ruth Barton, MRIA: Film Scholar

Friday, 2 July 2021

Professor Barton believes that we need a stronger critical culture and that in creating such a culture it is the role of academicians to bridge the gap between the university and wider society.

Members Research Series, Public Engagement

ARINS podcast episode 2: Who is better off?

Thursday, 1 July 2021

In this episode Adele Bergin and Seamus McGuinness reflect on cross-border differences in living standards, opportunities and quality of life on the island of Ireland. 

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

Launch of Roundtable Report on the PEACE PLUS Programme and Higher Education and Research

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

In April 2021 the Royal Irish Academy, supported by funding from the Communicating Europe Initiative at the Department of Foreign Affairs, convened a virtual roundtable discussion focusing on how the higher-education (...

Policy and International Relations

Independent Review Panel named

Monday, 28 June 2021

The membership of the Independent Diversity Review to examine the Academy’s membership processes has been named.


A financial analyst's love of fashion leads to a new career as a software engineer

Friday, 25 June 2021

For our second computer science profile, we spoke to Olga Minguett, a National College of Ireland graduate working on voice recognition technology at Optum while studying for her MSc in AI at University of Limerick, to...

Science Committees, Engineering and Computer Sciences Committee

Vacancy: Deputy Librarian

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Librarian (Permanent Post).


DRI supports open COVID pledge

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

To encourage depositors to make social sciences and historical data open, the DRI signed up to support the Open COVID Pledge. As a practical step, DRI has also added an Open COVID Licence as an additional licence option...

Digital Repository of Ireland


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