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Lynn and Dunlevy: leading the fight against TB

Monday, 23 November 2020

In the final article of our three-part series on public health and infectious disease, we look at the development of ‘public health’ in Ireland, considering key figures in the area of tuberculosis eradication: Kathleen...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

What Irish folklore creature features in several modern terms for fungi?

Friday, 20 November 2020

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words on fás aon oíche.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Dublin City University Library Joins the DRI

Friday, 20 November 2020

DCU Library provides information, content, collection and library services and supports on 3 campuses.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Adapting to a changing climate: How can we build resilience?

Thursday, 19 November 2020

We must build resilience to a range of challenges, including that of climate change. Individuals play a critical role in our combined path to a resilient economy and society. Find out more in this blog by Dr Olga M...

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

'Man, maps and map history: John Andrews, 1927–2019'

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Arnold Horner delivered a lecture on John Andrews, MRIA and founding member of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, on 17 November 2020 to mark the first anniversary of his death. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New open access issue of Biology and Environment available online

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

The issue, edited by Mary Kelly-Quinn, features a selection of pa­pers originally presented at Ire­land’s first National Biodiversity Conference, ‘New Horizons for Nature’, which was held in February 2019 and hosted by...


A colourful collaboration

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Library Blog post. The Royal Irish Academy Library recently collaborated with The Watercolour World, an online resource of watercolour paintings from before 1900.

Library, Library Blog

Neville and Cameron: pioneers of life-saving sanitation

Monday, 16 November 2020

In the second of our three-part series on public health and infectious disease, we consider life-saving developments in sanitation in Dublin through the biographies of Parke Neville (1812–86), civil engineer,...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

A tasty snack or a source of enlightenment?

Friday, 13 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore some of the stories associated with the word Coll. 

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Shortlist announced for 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 13 November 2020

Shortlist announced for 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards


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