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SAPEA : new report on science advice for policy

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

This new report says that science advice offers unique benefits to policymakers in tackling global challenges like climate change.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Calls open for the 2020 Wolf Prize

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Since 1978 Wolf Prizes in the sciences and arts are awarded to outstanding artists and scientists with distinguished international careers for their achievements for the benefit of mankind and brotherly relations among...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The DIB on the Fourth of July: First Mother

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Read about the life of Elizabeth Jackson, the mother of America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson, who hailed from Co. Antrim, by Dr Linde Lunney.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on Irish relief aid to Europe after WW2

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Our July exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland deals with a little-known aspect of Ireland’s foreign relations: the extensive provision of relief aid across Europe in the aftermath of the Second...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Academies call for a sustainable European data governance approach

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

This ALLEA/Royal Society Discussion Paper examines how a European approach to data governance can unlock the full potential of data-based technologies, while at the same time safeguarding European values.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Member Profile: Isabel Torres

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Professor Isabel Torres, an expert in Spanish Golden Age Literature was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.


Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Education

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Royal Irish Academy recently held a workshop on Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Education to mark the launch of the Academy’s Culture and Heritage Working Group’s discussion papers on creativity.

Policy and International Relations

The challenges of ageing must be faced by the young, top scientists tell new Commission

Monday, 1 July 2019

 A key conclusion of a new report entitled Transforming the Future of Ageing, published by SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies) and led by the FEAM (Federation of European Academies of Medicine)...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Member Profile: Rowland Stout

Monday, 1 July 2019

Professor Rowland Stout, contemporary philosopher was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.


Pride month DIB entry: Philip Chevron

Saturday, 29 June 2019

To mark Pride 2019 we are publishing our recent entry on celebrated musician and activist Philip Chevron (1957–2013), writer of the heartfelt 'Under Clery's clock' about his experience as a gay man in 1980s Dublin.

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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