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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

Emerging artist commemorates Hamilton's graffiti

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Today at Broombridge Luas stop Minister Paschal Donohoe TD launched an artwork by emerging artist Emma Ray that celebrates a 176 year old act of graffiti.

Public Engagement, Hamilton Day

The DIB and 'Renaissance Galway'

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

To celebrate the publication of Renaissance Galway: delineating the seventeenth-century city by Paul Walsh, we publish the DIB entry on Walter Lynch, by Terry Clavin, below. A vicar of St Nicholas's collegiate...

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

One hundred years of Irish foreign policy

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Read an extract from our new centenary history of Irish foreign policy, Ireland: a voice among the nations.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Delivering Horizon Europe

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

ALLEA statement to the European Commission calling for a strong and well-resourced framework programme guided by principles of excellence, fairness and openness.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The DIB and the RCPI St Luke's Symposium

Monday, 14 October 2019

This Thursday 17 October, Turlough O'Riordan of the DIB, will be speaking to the RCPI St Luke's Symposium about the life and career of Dr Barbara Stokes. To mark his talk, entitled 'Every damn child can learn', we...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Renaissance Galway celebrated with Seminar and Launch in Galway

Monday, 14 October 2019

The pictorical map, subject of Renaissance Galway: delineating the seventeenth-century city by Paul Walsh was the subject of a seminar dedicated to the map and celebrated at the launch by Cllr Denis Lyons,...

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Cardinal John Henry Newman in the DIB

Saturday, 12 October 2019

On 13 October 2019 John Henry Newman, cardinal and founder of the Catholic University of Ireland (now UCD), will be canonised by Pope Francis. To mark this occasion, we are publishing the DIB's Newman entry by...

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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