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Royal Irish Academy Represented on EASAC Energy Steering Panel

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The Academy congratulates Professor Brian Norton MRIA on this recent nomination to the EASAC Energy Steering Panel.

Policy and International Relations

Jacinta Prunty on the 'town in the nineteenth century'

Friday, 28 September 2018

To complement the Irish Historic Towns Atlas Online series we are producing short essays by experts on particular town types.   The sixth in the series is on the town in the...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

10 years on, was austerity worth it? Debating Austerity, the RIA’s volume on the crisis and recovery, is now free to download

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Free from the RIA to mark ten years since the bank guarantee: our definitive volume on the crisis and recovery

Publications, Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Social Sciences Committee

The Royal Irish Academy host the ALLEA Permanent Working Group on Science and Ethics

Monday, 24 September 2018

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, was founded in 1994 and currently brings together almost 60 Academies in more than 40 countries from the Council of Europe region.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The Royal Irish Academy host the EASAC Environment Steering Panel

Monday, 24 September 2018

The EASAC Environment Steering Panel recently met in Dublin.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Margaret Stokes: antiquarian scholar with an artist’s eye

Thursday, 20 September 2018

We continue our Blog post series on the five Honorary Members featured in our exhibition 'Prodigies of learning: Academy women in the nineteenth century'. This month we look at Margaret Stokes 

Library, Library Blog

Royal Irish Academy joins Digital Repository of Ireland under new membership model

Thursday, 20 September 2018

As one of DRI’s core consortium organisations, the RIA has been closely involved with DRI’s development since 2011 and collections from the Academy Library and Publications departments have been deposited in the...

Library, Publications, Digital Repository of Ireland

Royal Irish Academy Public Discourse Series 2018/19 sponsored by Mason Hayes & Curran

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Between September 2018 and April 2019, this Series will include expert speakers on a wide range of subjects including cybersecurity, the experience of female politicians at the highest ranks of Irish parliamentary...

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

An Irish envoy to revolutionary Russia, 1921

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Who was Patrick McCartan, and why did Dáil Éireann send him to Russia during the War of Independence?


Call for nominations: All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values 2019

Thursday, 13 September 2018

ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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