The Royal Irish Academy, founded in 1785, is Ireland’s leading body of experts supporting and promoting the sciences and humanities. As an all-island independent forum of peer-elected experts, the Academy recognises world-class researchers and champions Irish academic research. The Academy makes a significant contribution to public debate and policy formation on issues in science, technology and culture.
The Academy brings together academia, government and industry to address issues of mutual interest by providing an
independent forum. They lead important national research projects, particularly in areas relating to Ireland and its heritage. The Academy represents the world of Irish learning internationally, has a unique, globally recognised library and is a leading academic publisher – keep up to date with their news and events.