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Nominations open for the Office of RIA President

Tuesday, 11 October 2022

The RIA is governed by its President and Council who, in accordance with the founding Charter, are elected by the Members at a general meeting held in the spring of each year. The term of the current President, Dr Mary...


'Academic Freedom - Threats Within and Without'

Monday, 10 October 2022

If you missed last week's Academy Discourse which explored Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom in 2022, you can watch it back now.

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

'Instituting Grangegorman' podcast launches for Dublin Festival of History 2022

Monday, 10 October 2022

‘Instituting Grangegorman’ is the second in the Grangegorman Histories podcast series exploring the histories of the Grangegorman area of north, inner-city Dublin. 

Grangegorman Histories

10 October 1922: The bishops condemn the republican campaign

Monday, 10 October 2022

Read Dáithí Ó Corráin's essay on 'Weaponising the Sacraments: The Roman Catholic Church and the Civil War' on Century Ireland. 

Publications, Ireland 1922

7 October 1922: The killing of teenagers Eamonn Hughes, Brendan Holohan and Joseph Rogers

Friday, 7 October 2022

Read Anne Dolan's essay on "Trauma and the Legacy of Violence" on Century Ireland.

Publications, Ireland 1922

ARINS Podcast 15: What are the benefits of cross-border cooperation in the arts?

Monday, 3 October 2022

The ARINS podcast theme this month considers the benefits of cross-border cooperation in the Arts.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Grangegorman Histories: Resources for further study

Thursday, 29 September 2022

'Grangegorman Histories: Resources for further study' is a collation of primary and secondary resources relating to the histories of Grangegorman to assist anyone interested in learning more about this area. 

Grangegorman Histories

Building an ERA that fosters Academic Freedom and Excellence

Thursday, 29 September 2022

In a new statement, the Royal Irish Academy as a member of the ALLEA European Research Area Working Group sets priorities for building a new European Research Area (ERA) and for implementing the Policy Action Points...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Young Academy of Ireland deadline extended to Friday, 7 October

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

The deadline for the first Call for Members of the Young Academy of Ireland – a network of early career researchers and innovators - has been extended until Friday, 7 October.

Young Academy of Ireland, Public Engagement

Academy Research Open Day - The Library presents

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Join us on 4 October to learn about the Library's collections and collaborations.



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