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Does Ireland need a Minister for Higher Education and Research?

Friday, 3 July 2015

The Academy convened a workshop on the optimal governmental structure for higher education and research in Academy House on Friday 3 July. The purpose of this workshop was to investigate what is the most effective...

Policy and International Relations

DIFP Update: June 2015

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Through June Kate and Michael worked on DIFP X – particularly on Headquarters series files, work continued on the Irish Lights – Royal Irish Academy exhibition, Michael spent two days working at the United Nations...

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Royal Irish Academy Statement on Safeguarding Ireland’s Cultural Heritage

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The Alfred Beit Foundation is the owner of a number of paintings in Russborough House. These paintings are being auctioned and it is hoped that this initiative will once and for all secure a sufficient long-term income...

Policy and International Relations

100 Artworks: The first 30. Which is your favourite? Tell us and win

Thursday, 11 June 2015

We have now covered 30 artworks in the Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks series. This project in association with the Irish Times, brings together two Academy research projects: the Dictionary of Irish Biography and the...

Publications, Dictionary of Irish Biography, Art and Architecture of Ireland

A more visionary policy on science, technology and innovation?

Thursday, 11 June 2015

The Royal Irish Academy recently submitted responses to a government committee charged with putting together a new policy on science, technology and innovation.

Policy and International Relations


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