The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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29 New Members Admitted

Friday, 22 May 2020

Today Dr Mary Canning, PRIA welcomed our recently elected Members as we held our annual Admittance Day ceremony online


Bringing the Stowe Missal to life

Friday, 22 May 2020

This month's Library Blog post looks at the Stowe Missal. Thank you to our guest writer Lars Nooij for bringing this wonderful manuscript to life. 

Library, Library Blog

An illustrated history of Irish foreign policy?

Thursday, 21 May 2020

John Gibney of the RIA’s Documents on Irish Foreign policy project on the importance of images in 'Ireland: a voice among the nations'.

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

‘Ní ceadmhach neamhshuim’

Thursday, 21 May 2020

A blog post by Professor Máirín Nic Eoin, MRIA on the use of the Irish language in this time of acute crisis. Professor Nic Eoin hopes that the Irish language and the language community can continue to inspire...

Membership, Policy and International Relations

From the Archives: Does Ireland need a Minister for Higher Education in Research?

Thursday, 21 May 2020

In 2016, the Academy gave consideration to the position of higher education and research within central government in Ireland and considered the potential benefits of introducing a Minister for High Education.

Policy and International Relations

IHTA Town Type Series: Early Modern, Gaelic and Plantation Towns

Thursday, 21 May 2020

The fourth essay on IHTA Town Types sees Raymond Gillespie, MRIA, Chair, Irish Historic Towns Atlas and lecturer in Maynooth University, discuss the development of different types of towns from c. 1500 to...

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy and the Digital Repository of Ireland

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy (DIFP) now has a dedicated collection in the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI).

Digital Repository of Ireland, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

How linguistics can help the historian: Part III

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

The third part of our weekly series for an interdisciplinary, non-specialist readership, written by Dr Anthony Harvey, project editor at DMLCS.

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources

RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations: 4th release

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) COVID-19 Working Group published the 4th release of the COVID-19 Data Sharing Recommendations and Guidelines on 15 May 2020.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Favourite DIB lives: Michael Dillon, trans man, doctor, Buddhist monk, writer

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Selected by the DIB's Liz Evers, Michael Dillon is a remarkable figure whose brave quest for self understanding and freedom led him to transition from female to male, West to East, Christianity to Buddhism. Dillon'...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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