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# royal-irish-academy - Friday 19 January, 2018

A fossilised starfish found in the Connemara mountains is an incredible 435 million years old

It’s been named after the Irish geologist who found it.

# royal-irish-academy - Wednesday 2 November, 2016

Back in time: The Galway of 600 years ago shows just how much of the city has survived

A new collection of Galway maps has illustrations going back to the 16th century.

# royal-irish-academy - Monday 24 August, 2015

Why should part-time students have to pay fees that full-timers do not?

Nearly 25,000 part-time college students are currently paying fees full-time students are exempt from. It isn’t fair and it doesn’t make any sense says Mary Daly.

# royal-irish-academy - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Pictures: Incredible photos of a ruined Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising

The photos show the city’s many famous buildings as photographed in the weeks following the end of hostilities.

# royal-irish-academy - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Royal Irish Academy appoints first woman president in 229 years

The academy appointed its second female chief executive in November 2013.

# royal-irish-academy - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Govt to ask for 900-year-old manuscript back from Oxford University

The Annals of Inisfallen – written in 1092 – have been on display in the Bodleian Library.

# royal-irish-academy - Sunday 1 September, 2013

Extract: Ireland planned to ask the UK for help if Germany invaded in WW2

This ‘secret’ document from 1940 states that the Irish people would support the British troops if they came to help when Hitler invaded, but that British troops were not to step foot in Ireland until the invasion was underway.

# royal-irish-academy - Saturday 20 April, 2013

PICS: The global financial crisis summarised in five graphics

Professor Danny Dorling – once described as a “geographer royal” – says these images tell us more than we might have known.

# royal-irish-academy - Sunday 17 March, 2013

Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them Read Me This post contains images

Column: Objects can tell us startling stories about our history - we should cherish them

Ireland is lucky to have so many national treasures that reveal our shared past; we should be proud and share them with the world, says Ruth Hegarty.

# royal-irish-academy - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Extract: 'We must anticipate war' - 1945 Irish diplomats on the threat of World War III

Letters between senior Irish diplomats in the 1940s depict an unstable international stage, where terrified leaders were just beginning to realise the horrifying potential of atomic weapons.