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European Scientific Advice Mechanism evidence review on the topic Biodegradability of plastics in the open environment.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Call for nominations for an international working group to conduct the evidence review.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Vacancy: Academy Librarian

Friday, 13 December 2019

The Academy is seeking applications to fill the permanent position of Academy Librarian.


New DIFP exhibition in National Archives of Ireland: Ireland joins the UN, December 1955

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Our December exhibition co-curated with the National Archives of Ireland looks at Ireland's accession to the United Nations in December 1955

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

From the cutting room floor: A history of Ireland in 101 words

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Celebrating the reprint of our book with some bonus words. No. 101: cró: through the eye of a needle

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

RIA author John Gibney on RTÉ Radio 1

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Sean O'Rourke interviews Dr John Gibney on our latest book Ireland: a voice among the nations

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Call for Nominations for the Inaugural Kate O'Brien Award

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

The newly created Kate O'Brien research prize focuses on relations between Ireland and Spain with a subject devoted to literature and/or women and gender perspective.

Policy and International Relations

ALLEA Research to be Presented at United Nations Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Preliminary findings from the ALLEA Climate Change Education Survey are being presented at COP25 by Dr Cliona Murphy.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Richard Brinsley Sheridan in the DIB

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

This evening (Tues 10 Dec), Fintan O'Toole delivers a lecture 'Biography and history: the case of the Sheridans' at the RIA as part of a celebratory evening marking ten years since the first volumes of the DIB were...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Royal Irish Academy Consultation on Museums

Friday, 6 December 2019

The Academy is inviting feedback on the role of museums in Ireland.

Policy and International Relations, Policy Working Groups

Presidential Distinguished Service Award Winners

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Ian Gibson two of our Honorary Members are to receive the 2019 Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad today from President Higgins.



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