THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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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Policy Reports

RIA Submission Mid Term Review 2020

18 October 2018

Royal Irish Academy response to the review of Innovation 2020 addressing strategic priority areas and highlighting current concerns.

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Research Infrastructures in Ireland: Examining Adequacy and Requirements- Survey Results

01 October 2018

Detailed results of a Royal Irish Academy Survey analysing the adequacy of research infrastructures in Ireland and the ways in which they can be improved.

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Research Infrastructures in Ireland: strengthening foundations, building for the future

01 October 2018

The Royal Irish Academy Pre-Budget Submission 2019 focuses on key areas of priority for government funding in 2019 in order to address pressing issues in the higher education and research sector.

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Opportunities for soil sustainability in Europe

28 September 2018

EASAC says policy-makers need to grasp opportunities to safeguard Europe’s soils and ensure their sustainability.

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Commentary by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) on Forest Bioenergy and Carbon Neutralit

15 June 2018

Commentary by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) on Forest Bioenergy and Carbon Neutrality

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Future Partnership Project: An ambitious and close future partnership between the UK and Europe

30 May 2018

As the UK and the EU prepare to define their future relationship, specific issues will need to be addressed to enable excellent research and innovation to flourish.

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EASAC Commentary: Forest Bioenergy and Carbon Neutrality

15 June 2018

Commentary by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) on Forest Bioenergy and Carbon Neutrality

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Findings and recommendations from the Smart Villages Initiative 2014–2017

28 June 2018

European National Science Academies and Smart Villages Initiative present Recommendations for the European Development Community,

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Loss of Trust? Loss of Trustworthiness? Truth and Expertise Today

29 May 2018

European Academies publish Discussion Paper on Loss of Trust in Science and Expertise.

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Vaccination in Europe: An EASAC and FEAM commentary on the EC Roadmap ‘Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases’

18 April 2018

Europe’s national science and medical academies call for tailor-made interventions, European vaccination card and registry.

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Extreme weather events in Europe

21 March 2018

Preparing for climate change adaptation: an update on EASAC’s 2013 study. New data confirm increased frequency of extreme weather events, European national science academies urge further action on climate change...

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Food from the Oceans

29 November 2017

How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?

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International Delegates Report 2017

14 March 2018

Reports from our international delegates on their activities

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‘Opportunities and challenges for research on food and nutrition security and agriculture in Europe’ – relevance to Ireland

14 March 2018

A briefing paper on the EASAC Report - ‘Opportunities and challenges for research on food and nutrition security and agriculture in Europe’

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EASAC (2017) ‘Negative emission technologies: What role in meeting Paris Agreement targets?’ - Relevance to Ireland

27 February 2018

This report is significant to Ireland’s stated ambitions to become a competitive, low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.

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Opportunities and challenges for research on food and nutrition security and agriculture in Europe

05 December 2017

New report from European science academies calls for urgent action on food and nutrition security: Europe will need to change its diet to address climate change and health

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Negative emission technologies: What role in meeting Paris Agreement targets?

01 February 2018

A new report by the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC).

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Briefing on Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-20

26 January 2018

Submission prepared by the Royal Irish Academy North South Standing Committee in response to a briefing document concerning the budgetary outlook for Northern Ireland.

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Living Together: Missions for shaping the future

11 December 2017

An agenda for the next European Research and Innovation Framework Programme from the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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Brexit and the Irish Border: Historical Context

19 October 2017

This paper highlights some key aspects of the history of the Irish border over the past century to inform current discussions in relation to the United Kingdom’s (UK) planned departure from the European Union (EU) in...

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The Text and Data Mining Exception and the Enhancement of Access to Scientific Information in Europe

15 November 2017

Statement prepared by the ALLEA Permanent Working Group Intellectual Property Rights

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Brexit and the Irish Border: Legal and Political Questions

19 October 2017

Brexit presents a number of challenges in relation to the Irish Border. There are legal and political dimensions to these and, in particular, a series of constitutional questions concerning Northern Ireland.

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The Common Travel Area: More Than Just Travel

19 October 2017

The Common Travel Area (the CTA) is one of the key issues in the current Brexit talks. In principle, it now allows free movement for British and Irish citizens (only) between the two states.

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The Good Friday Agreement, Brexit and Rights

19 December 2017

The Good Friday Agreement (‘the GFA’) is both a peace agreement, and the basis for reformed government in Northern Ireland.  This paper examines the impact of Brexit on the document.

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Patentability of Inventions Involving Human “Embryonic” Pluripotent Stem Cells in Europe

17 October 2017

In this statement, taking account of recent rapid developments within the life sciences, ALLEA re-addresses the issue and renews its plea that the same moral standards which control research and development in the area...

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