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Informing debate on the shared island

Monday, 11 January 2021

Today the Royal Irish Academy and the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs are launching the ARINS Project.

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

The many uses of the Irish word Cró 

Friday, 8 January 2021

Learn more about this truly versatile word in today's episode of Spreading the Words.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

The Good Friday Agreement and a united Ireland

Thursday, 7 January 2021

Rory Montgomery on the Good Friday Agreement as a central point of reference in the debate about a possible united Ireland.

ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

'Repeal the Eighth and Reproductive Rights' collection published on DRI

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

On Nollaig Na mBan, a day Irish people traditionally celebrate the work of women, we are delighted to announce the publication of a new collection which contains 25 interviews with Repeal the Eighth activists.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Call for Nominations: 2021 Mahathir Science Award

Wednesday, 6 January 2021

On behalf of the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia has invited national academies such as the Royal Irish Academy to submit nominations for the 2021 Mahathir Science Award.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Stefano Sanvito, MRIA: Computational Materials Scientist

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Professor Sanvito’s research focuses on developing computational methods for materials science, and on the use of these methods to discover new materials for specific applications.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Monday, 4 January 2021

Academy House is closed for the moment. Our online bookshop is open but please expect significant delays in shipping orders. Most services will continue to be delivered remotely during this period. We thank you for your...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

Call for nominations: Sustainable Health Equity Movement

Monday, 4 January 2021

The IAP is now calling for nominations of experts to serve on the Sustainable Health Equity Movement Steering Committee.

Policy and International Relations

Call for Experts: ‘‘Regenerative Agriculture‘‘

Monday, 4 January 2021

EASAC are seeking nominations of experts for the new ''Regenerative Agriculture“ project.

Policy and International Relations

The art of prayer: A codicological analysis of two Academy manuscripts

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Latest Library Blog post. A look at two beautiful manuscripts at the end of a very strange year. We wish you all a safe and healthy New Year. 

Library, Library Blog


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