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What is Ireland doing on climate change?

Thursday, 29 April 2021

RIA author John Sweeney reflects on climate and society in modern Ireland in the latest issue of Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.

Publications, Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee

Watch: Engaging with society

Monday, 26 April 2021

If you missed the second webinar in a series addressing the question, ‘How can higher education “build forward better”?’ in the post Covid-19 context you can watch it now.

Policy and International Relations, Future Earth Ireland

RIA publication '1916 in 1966' free to read online

Saturday, 24 April 2021

To mark the anniversary of the Easter Rising, we're making our out-of-print book freely available in its entirety.

Publications, Decade of Centenaries

History of Emotions Podcast Series. No. 6: 'From grief to wonder: exploring emotions in Irish History'

Friday, 23 April 2021

This podcast 'Wonder: digital space' by Ciarán Wallace takes a surprisingly positive look at a cultural tragedy - the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland at the outbreak of the Irish Civil War.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Historical Studies Committee

Watch back now

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Catch up on our online discourses, webinars, seminars and talks.

Public Engagement

The role of Irish Bioethics: (re)building trust and reasonable discourse in medicine, science and technology

Thursday, 22 April 2021

If you missed our RIA Life and Medical Sciences Symposium on the need for a sustainable framework in Ireland for deliberating on bioethical responses you can watch it now.

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

New IHTA editors appointed

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Ruth McManus and Jonathan Wright have been appointed to the Board of the Irish Historic Towns Atlas as honorary editors. 

Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Vaccine Questions Ep4: Trust and reliability with Emer Cooke

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Emer Cooke, Head of the EMA explains its role in assessing and authorising COVID19 vaccines, and Dick asks why should we trust the EMA to ensure that all the vaccines we receive are safe and reliable?

Science Committees, Life and Medical Sciences Committee

7 new artworks to celebrate Colm Cille’s 1500th anniversary

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The commissions are in the visual arts, music and literature and have been commissioned by the RIA with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Library, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge, Coiste Léann na Gaeilge, Litríocht na Gaeilge agus na gCultúr Ceilteach, Public Engagement

Decarbonisation of the Health Sector

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

This Commentary by EASAC and FEAM emphasises the responsibility of the health sector to reduce its own GHG emissions, and work with other sectors to accelerate decarbonization of the wider economy

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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