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Why the ‘Subvention’ does not matter

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

RIA editor John Doyle discusses Northern Ireland and the all-Ireland economy in today's Irish Times.

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

World academies call for protection of marine environments

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) urges world leaders to improve ocean health by stopping habitat destruction and the spread of environmental contaminants, fighting climate change and overexploitation, and adopting...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Academy House is open subject to maximum occupancy levels. Academy staff continue to work remotely, unless there is a need for them to be present to support core activities.  Plans for the further phases will...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

ARINS podcast episode 1: Cross-Border Cooperation Health in Ireland

Thursday, 3 June 2021

In this episode, Deirdre Heenan and Anne Matthews delve into how cross-border cooperation relating to health between Ireland and Northern Ireland really works.

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

EASAC report: Decarbonisation of buildings: for climate, health and jobs

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

With 25% of Europe’s greenhouse emissions coming from buildings, scientists suggest fundamental policy changes. 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Congratulations and a fond farewell!

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Our esteemed colleague Dr Bernadette Cunningham is retiring today after over twenty years at the Academy Library. 


IHTA Town and Country seminar series draws to a close

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Town and Country: perspectives from the Irish Historic Towns Atlas had record numbers in attendance

Irish Historic Towns Atlas, Educational Resources

2021 Call for Nominations: IAP Young Physician Leaders

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

The 10th IAP Young Physician Leaders Programme will be held on 22-26 October 2021 in conjunction with the World Health Summit in Berlin

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy – an unfinished story

Monday, 31 May 2021

Latest Library Blog post. Dr Bernadette Cunningham looks at the development of the Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy.

Library, Library Blog


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