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A history of Ireland in 100 words shortlisted for Irish Book Award

Friday, 25 October 2019

Vote for our book in the 'best Irish-published book of the year' category

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Dr Stephanie Annett selected as a panel speaker for the 2019 World Science Forum

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Th Academy congratulates Dr Stephanie Annett on being selected as a panel speaker for the 2019 World Science Forum taking place on 21-23 November 2019, in Budapest, Hungary.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Charlemont Grants scheme open for applications

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Royal Irish Academy’s research travel grant scheme for early career researchers based in Ireland is open for applications

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Hamilton Day 2019 Review

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

On the 16 October each year, a day of celebrations is held to commemorate famed Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton's quaternion algebra 'Eureka moment' in 1843.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Public Engagement, Hamilton Day, Masterclass Series

The Durdin-Robertsons, high priests of spaceship earth

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Read the DIB entries for the eccentric Durdin-Robertson siblings who established their own goddess cult in the bowels of Huntington castle in Carlow, and are among the subjects of a new...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

‘Hitting the Sweet Spot’: Media Engagement and Potential Behaviour Change

Monday, 21 October 2019

Environmental scholars are worried about the lack of public recognition and behaviour change around how serious climate change is for the future of our planet. Why are we not changing our behaviour and how can we...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog

Research Infrastructures Blog Post 3: A REaL Research Resource

Friday, 18 October 2019

In the third of the series, Mike Hynes, School of Political Science & Sociology, National University of Ireland Galway', discusses the case for a REaL research resource.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups, Research Infrastructures, Research Infrastructures in Ireland Blog

New Innovation in Talent Development award announced

Friday, 18 October 2019

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce announce a new award category to recognise innovation in talent development in the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The DIB and the Rugby World Cup 2019: Ireland's All Black

Friday, 18 October 2019

To mark Ireland meeting New Zealand on Saturday 19 October, in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup 2019, we are publishing the DIB entry on Dave Gallaher, the first captain of the New Zealand All Blacks, by...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Call for Nominations: Scientific Committee of the World Data System

Thursday, 17 October 2019

The World Data System (WDS) Scientific Committee has three vacancies for the period 2018–2021.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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