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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Rural Conversations

Rural Conversations was a series of three stakeholder roundtable events produced in collaboration with the Department of Rural and Community Development. The series provided a discussion forum for rural development stakeholders and took place in three cluster regions: the west, the north-east and the south-east.  The three separate themes discussed at the individual cluster venues were economic development, social cohesion, and sustainable rural communities.

Each conversation stimulated suggestions from a variety of rural, regional and national stakeholders attending the conversations. Each event was audio recorded a rapporteur’s report was published with the findings and suggestion which will be used to help inform rural policy. The podcasts and reports which are published currently are available via the links below.

The Series Podcasts and Reports