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30 March 1922: The Craig-Collins Pact

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Read Tim Wilson's essay on 'Conciliation Committees and the 1920s Troubles' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Dictionary of Irish Biography publishes 36 new entries

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

The DIB has published its latest collection of new entries online, adding thirty-six new lives to its corpus of nearly 11,000. 

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Police Governance, Oversight and Accountability in a United Ireland

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

In today's ARINS blog, Vicky Conway examines how policing in a united Ireland might coordinate questions of governance, oversight and accountability to explore how our police might better guard and serve. 

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

R.J. Hunter scheme developments

Friday, 25 March 2022

The Academy is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick has recently begun his tenure as the R.J. Hunter Digital Fellow. R.J. Hunter Research bursaries have also been awarded to Dr. Leanne Calvert and Dr....

Grants and Awards

24 March 1922: The McMahon Murders

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Read Laurence Marley's essay on 'Class and Killing in Belfast' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Call for papers: 'Researching and Writing Irish Sporting Lives'

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

A two day workshop and symposium dedicated to researching and uncovering the historical lives of Irish sporting men and women will take place 11–12 November 2022 in Belfast.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

DIB editor Liz Evers on RTÉ Radio 1

Monday, 21 March 2022

Book editor Liz Evers talks to 'The Business' about nineteenth century Irish entrepreneurs included in Irish Lives in America.

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography

17 March 1922: ‘Wading Through Blood’ in Thurles

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Read David McCullagh​'s essay on 'Éamon de Valera’s Civil War' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

17 March 1922: St Patrick’s Day, New York City

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Read Enda Delaney​'s essay on 'The Global Diaspora and Irish Identity' on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

Royal Irish Academy ongoing support of Ukraine

Wednesday, 16 March 2022

The Royal Irish Academy stands in solidarity with the citizens and scholarly community in Ukraine and has, along with colleagues from Europe and around the world, denounced in the strongest terms the criminal invasion...

Membership, Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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