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Forthcoming book: Ireland: a voice among the nations

Thursday, 15 August 2019

A history of Irish foreign policy. Available for pre-order.

Publications, Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

Dublin 1847 is back in stock

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Frank Cullen's sold out publication focusing on The Ordnance Survey’s large-scale town plans for Dublin (1847) has been reprinted

Publications, Irish Historic Towns Atlas

New Working Group: “Harnessing the world’s academies to combat predatory academic journals and conferences”

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) have issued a call for working group nominations to a planned IAP study, “Harnessing the world’s academies to combat predatory academic journals and conferences.”

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

A new €3 million Horizon 2020 project will be co-ordinated by Professor Maria Baghramian MRIA

Policy and International Relations

The Royal Irish Academy congratulates Dr Sadhbh Lee on being identified as an Outstanding Young Physician Leader (YPL) by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP)

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Dr Lee will now attend the 9th IAP YPL Programme taking place on 24-29 October 2019 in conjunction with the World Health Summit being held in Berlin, Germany, 27-29 October 2019.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

2019/20 Discourse Line-up announced

Monday, 12 August 2019

This must-see set of talks brings the very best and brightest minds of our age to a public audience. 

Public Engagement, Discourse Series

XX INQUA Conference Comes to Ireland

Friday, 9 August 2019

The International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA) recently held its 2019 Congress in the Dublin Convention Centre from 25-31 July.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Dr Lynette Keeney awarded the RIA-Royal Society International Exchange Cost-Share Grant for 2019

Thursday, 8 August 2019

This programme covers research in the natural sciences, enabling high-impact collaborations between researchers based in Ireland and the UK over a two-year period.

Grants and Awards, Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme

Iris Kellett, renowned equestrian

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

To mark the start of the 2019 Dublin Horse Show and an exhibition celebrating 100 years of women showjumpers at the RDS, we are publishing the DIB entry on Iris Kellett, one of Ireland’s most celebrated, and...

Dictionary of Irish Biography

New DIFP exhibition in National Archives on the Irish government, the UN, and the outbreak of the 'Troubles', August 1969

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

August marks the fiftieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Troubles. Our latest exhibition with the National Archives explores how the Irish government brought the crisis to the UN.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy


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