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Evolution of the microchip

Monday, 27 July 2020

Latest Library Blog post. This month we are very pleased to welcome guest writer, David Fegan, MRIA, who takes us through the history of the microchip.   

Library, Library Blog

Grangegorman Histories on Dublin City FM

Friday, 24 July 2020

Dr Philip Cohen, Chair of the Grangegorman Histories Expert Working Group spoke with Luke Stedmon on the 'Good Morning Dublin’ Show.

Grangegorman Histories

The importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle the COVID crisis

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Our author Niamh Moore-Cherry reflects on some of the lessons learnt from Ireland's response to the 2008 economic crisis and how they can help face the current crisis.


DIB Explorers: William Lamport, inspiration for Zorro

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Our next DIB explorer is William Lamport, who worked as a spy in Italy and Catalonia and plotted to seize control of Mexico City with a militia of indigenous mine workers.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

IAP Working group on Regenerative Medicine - call for experts

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) are inviting member academies to nominate experts to serve on the Working Group tasked with developing a statement on Regenerative Medicine.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

COVID-19 recovery and green growth: What is holding up implementation of the Paris Agreement?

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

In just a few weeks, the Covid-19 pandemic has led us to mobilise crisis response and best determine how we can live with the pandemic in the short term. The next stage, and one that we eagerly await, is how we can...

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

DIB Explorers: Thomas Heazle Parke, army surgeon and African traveller

Monday, 20 July 2020

Our series of explorers continues with Thomas Heazle Parke, the first Irishman known to have crossed the continent of Africa. He once saved a man’s life by sucking arrow poison into his own mouth.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Tellus: the largest collaborative cross-border programme of geoscience surveys

Monday, 20 July 2020

Our author Mike Young reflects on the impacts of this unprecedented survey of Northern Ireland and the six northern counties of the Republic of Ireland.


New DRI Collection: The Prevention and Early Intervention Publications

Friday, 17 July 2020

The Centre for Effective Studies(CES)has published a large collection of evaluation and research reports from The Atlantic Philanthropies’ Children and Youth programme in the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Digital Repository of Ireland

DRI Director announced as one of the judges for the Digital Preservation Awards 2020

Thursday, 16 July 2020

The prestigious Digital Preservation Awards ceremony is the most prominent celebration of achievement for those people and organisations who have made significant and innovative contributions to maintaining our digital...

Digital Repository of Ireland


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