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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‘Making Sense of Science for Policy under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty’

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

To mark the latest SAPEA report, the Academy recently held a workshop with a high-level panel of experts.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Open Call for Membership of Editorial Board of Ériu

Monday, 17 February 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals who are willing to serve on the Editorial Board of its journal Ériu.


Discourse: Philip Lane in conversation with Alan Barrett

Friday, 14 February 2020

Listen to Philip Lane MRIA, European Central Bank in conversation with Alan Barrett MRIA, Director, ESRI.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

John Francis Spratt and St Valentine

Thursday, 13 February 2020

How did the shrine of St Valentine end up in the Carmelite Church in Dublin?

Dictionary of Irish Biography

New DIB 'missing person': Joan Horan

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

A member of the first team of paralympians to represent Ireland, Joan Horan competed in archery and swimming at the inaugural 1960 Paralympics in Rome. Read her DIB entry, by Turlough O'Riordan, below.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Documenting a conquest: The RIA copies of the ‘Books of Survey and Distribution’

Friday, 7 February 2020

For this month’s Library blog post, Dr John Gibney, Assistant Editor with the Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series, looks at an important seventeenth-century document from our collections.

Library, Library Blog, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Reflections on the role of a Learned Academy

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Listen to Professor Michael Peter Kennedy reflect on the role of a Learned Academy in the Royal Irish Academy Presidential Discourse.

Membership, Public Engagement, Discourse Series

New DIFP series editors required: call for expressions of interest

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

We are inviting expressions of interest from academics to volunteer as editors of the DIFP series from 2021 onwards

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Celebrating Irish women: Kathleen Lynn

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Suffragist, nationalist and medical practitioner, Kathleen Lynn, is among the remarkable women featured in the RIA's exhibition 'A celebration of Irish women'

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dictionary of Irish Biography

Celebrating Irish women: Constance Markievicz

Monday, 3 February 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is hosting an exhibition in celebration of Irish women running from St Brigid’s Day (1 February) to International Women’s Day (8 March). One of the remarkable women featured is Constance ...

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives, Dictionary of Irish Biography


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