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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In 1966, 15 major stations were named after people who played a significant role in the Easter rising and were subsequently executed. To mark the centenary of the rising, the Royal Irish Academy and the Office of Public Works commissioned the artist David Rooney to create portraits of the men and women involved for the book 1916 Portraits and Lives.

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