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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ALLEA Research to be Presented at United Nations Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Preliminary findings from the ALLEA Climate Change Education Survey are being presented at COP25 by Dr Cliona Murphy.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Richard Brinsley Sheridan in the DIB

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

This evening (Tues 10 Dec), Fintan O'Toole delivers a lecture 'Biography and history: the case of the Sheridans' at the RIA as part of a celebratory evening marking ten years since the first volumes of the DIB were...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Royal Irish Academy Consultation on Museums

Friday, 6 December 2019

The Academy is inviting feedback on the role of museums in Ireland.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Presidential Distinguished Service Award Winners

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Ian Gibson two of our Honorary Members are to receive the 2019 Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad today from President Higgins.


Listen back to our Lunchtime Lecture series on 'Discovering Thomas Moore'

Thursday, 5 December 2019

This lecture series accompanies the Library's exhibition Discovering Thomas Moore: Ireland in nineteenth-century Europe


The Royal Irish Academy represented at the InterAcademy Partnership Young Physician Leaders Programme

Thursday, 5 December 2019

The Academy’s nominee, Dr Sadhbh Lee, University Hospital Galway, recently participated in the Young Physician Leaders Programme in Berlin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Quarks, Joyce and two twentieth-century physicists!

Thursday, 5 December 2019

On 3 December the family of Professor Kevin Carroll, MRIA (1926-2016) presented the Academy with his signed first-edition copy of Finnegans Wake. We are delighted to receive this new addition to the...


The Anatomy of Memory

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Listen to neuroscientist Eleanor Maguire discuss memory failure as part of her Discourse, The Anatomy of Memory followed by respondent Shane O'Mara MRIA, Professor of Experimental Brain Research, Trinity...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

How to prepare your application: webinar slides

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Following the webinar in how to prepare your application for the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, the slides from that presentation are now available.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Royal Irish Academy presented with commemorative medal by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences recently celebrated its 150th year anniversary.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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