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The call for nominations for the Ernst Schering Prize 2020 is now open

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The €50,000 Ernst Schering Prize is one of the most prestigious German science awards. Given annually by the Schering Stiftung, Berlin, it honours individual scientists in the fields of medicine, biology or chemistry,...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives of Ireland on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster

Friday, 15 November 2019

Our November exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at Irish responses to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

New DIB publication: Transatlantic Lives

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

To celebrate the publication by the Ulster Historical Foundation of Transatlantic lives: the Irish experience in Colonial America, we publish the DIB entry on Anne Bonney, by Frances Clarke.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Adomnán: the man behind the milestone law

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

To mark the publication of A history of Ireland in 100 words here is the biography of Adomnán, who makes an appearance in the entry for the word 'Cáin', tax laws, specifically the landmark Cáin Adomnáin (law...

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography

ALLEA Statement: ‘The Need for Intellectual Property Rights Strategies at Academic Institutions’.

Monday, 11 November 2019

This publication formulates recommendations both to scientific organisations and European and national legislators and highlights the importance of managing intangible assets with due consideration of intellectual...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Queen Medb and the Irish language

Monday, 11 November 2019

To mark the publication of A history of Ireland in 100 words the DIB is publishing biographies of key figures from Irish history who make intriguing appearances in the new book. Queen Medb of Connacht, for...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Irish launch for Ireland in the European eye at Goethe-Institut Irland

Friday, 8 November 2019

Celebrating the Irish launch of the book with a series of vlogs by the editors and contributors.

Publications, Study of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication Committee

Health Risks: Academies warn against unregulated use of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Friday, 8 November 2019

The European Academies of Science and Medicine call for evidence-based diagnosis and therapy in response to the WHO inclusion of Traditional Chinese Medicine in its standard framework.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Volume 119 of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy is now available in print and online

Friday, 8 November 2019

Take a peek inside and read Angela Byrne's chapter on anonymity, Irish women’s writing, and a tale of contested authorship 


Ireland’s decisive choice for Europe

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Listen to Professor Brigid Laffan MRIA discuss how membership of the EU has become Ireland’s geopolitical anchor.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series


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