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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Old data to the rescue: recovering weather observations to shed light on our past and present climate

Friday, 14 August 2020

There are many paper records from the nineteenth century containing handwritten weather observations from various sites around Ireland. Finding these records and rescuing the data from them is not an easy task but could...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

Library re-opening

Thursday, 13 August 2020

We are very pleased to announce the re-opening of the Academy Library on a limited basis from Monday, August 10, 2020 from 10.30-13:00.


Higher Education Futures Group Established by the Royal Irish Academy

Thursday, 13 August 2020

The Academy has convened a group of experts to explore framework options for the future development of higher education across the island of Ireland.

Policy and International Relations, Higher Education Futures

Global Call for Priorities for Science: A call for inputs to shape a priority action agenda for science

Thursday, 13 August 2020

The International Science Council seeks contributions to shape a priority action agenda for science that will advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

New book: New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Here's something that might cause a flap: records of birds from Clare Island since 1909 published in a new book to celebrate Heritage Week.

Publications, New Survey of Clare Island

‘The Coastwatchers – guarding Ireland’s Second World War frontline’

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Explore the history of Second World War Irish foreign policy on your doorstep. Dr Michael Kennedy, Executive Editor of the RIA’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series explores online resources for a chapter of...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Waterford City and County Council joins DRI

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is delighted to welcome Waterford City and County Council as our newest member.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Call for nominations extended: 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The Gold Medals are awarded to individuals who have made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution in their fields.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Paul J. Devereux, MRIA: Economist

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Professor Devereux's research mainly studies intergenerational transmission and the effects of family background and environmental influences on child outcomes such as education, earnings, and wealth.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

'Mobilise the poets': the origins of Irish cultural diplomacy

Monday, 10 August 2020

After the Second World War Irish diplomats began to consider new ways of representing Ireland overseas; a conscious commitment to 'cultural diplomacy' was the outcome.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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