The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest academic honour in Ireland.

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Climate, food and health: Critical policy choices in the post-Covid 19 world

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Charting an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will involve difficult choices and trade-offs.  Finding the right balance between measures to kick start the economy and policies which require time to...

Science Committees, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee, Climate Change Blog, COVID-19 Research Response

Call for experts for InterAcademy Partnership COVID-19 Advisory Committee

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

The IAP are looking for a pool of experts to provide science-based responses to the myriads of doubts and queries that have arisen, and will continue to arise, in many countries.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, COVID-19 Research Response

Favourite DIB lives: Ernest Shackleton, explorer

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Selected by Dr Juliana Adelman of DCU, and introduced by Kevin Kenny (Shackleton Autumn School) and Professor Jim McAdam (Shackleton Scholarship Committee), Ernest Shackleton had a gift for coping with crisis and...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

RDA COVID-19 Guidelines and Recommendations: 2nd release

Friday, 1 May 2020

The Research Data Alliance has published the 2nd release of the RDA COVID-19 Working Group Recommendations and Guidelines.

Digital Repository of Ireland, COVID-19 Research Response

Newly-digitised Dáil Éireann records preserved in DRI

Friday, 1 May 2020

New collection of documents from the Irish revolutionary period (1918-1923) has been digitally preserved in the Digital Repository of Ireland.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Acht ós cinneamhaint dom imtheacht ‘mo dhíorfach... (Since I am fated to become a hermit…)

Friday, 1 May 2020

Dr Charles Dillon of the Academy’s Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge considers hermits, hermitage and the lonely life as manifested in Irish literature and language over the centuries.

Library, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge Blog

Favourite DIB lives: James Deeny, medical doctor and public health official

Friday, 1 May 2020

Selected by the DIB's Turlough O'Riordan, doctor James Deeny was a leading public health figure in Ireland, and internationally, with the World Health Organisation. Widely respected for his scientifically...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Mary Robinson's Plenary at RIA international affairs conference, 'The global politics of climate emergency'

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Mary Robinson MRIA provided the Plenary at this year's annual international affairs conference on 29 April 2020.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee for International Affairs

Members Research Series: Paula J. Reimer

Thursday, 30 April 2020

In this series Members talk about their research fields to raise awareness of their work and to facilitate collaboration within the wider academic community.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement

IHTA Town Type Series: Monastic Towns

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

As part of IHTA Online, Anngret Simms, MRIA and founding editor of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas, discusses the native Gaelic town type – the Monastic Town.

Irish Historic Towns Atlas


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