Ireland: Institutions & Organisations

ARAS AN UACHTARAN –

BHS – British Horse Society

BUNREACHT na hEIREANN

CIE –

CoI – the Church of Ireland,

DAIL EIREANN –

DCU -Dublin City University, a veritable marvel of modern architecture in the northern suburbs of Ireland’s capital

DIT – Dublin Institute of Technology, soon to be unified on a single campus on the former site of Grangegorman Mental Hospital, and already nicknamed the Loony Uni.

DU – Dublin University

DUBLIN CASTLE –

DUP – The Democratic Unionist Party 

FAI –

Fianna Fail –

Fine Gael –

GAA –

Gael Linn –

GUI – Golf Union of Ireland

IAFF – Irish Amateur Fencing Federation

IRA –

IRB –

IRFU

ISPCA –

ISPCC –

Irish Independent –

Irish News –

Irish Press –

Irish Times –

King’s Hospital –

King’s Inns –

Labour –

LEINSTER HOUSE –

NCAD – National College of Art & Design,

NUJ – National Union of Journalists

OIREACHTAS na hEIREANN –

Orange Order –

The Ossianic Society was an Irish literary society founded in Dublin on St Patrick’s Day 1853, taking its name from the poetic material associated with the ancient narrator Oisín. Founding members included John O’Daly, William Elliot Hudson, John Edward Pigot, Owen Connellan, John Windele and William Smith O’Brien, the antiquary Standish Hayes O’Grady was a principal member and later became its president. By 1860 the list of subscribers numbered 746, six volumes of Transactions were produced, and the preparations for further issues were extant when it ceased operations in 1863.

PHOENIX PARK –

Pobhlacht, An –

Progressive Democrats (PDs) –

QUB – Queen’s University Belfast

RC – Roman Catholic

RDS – Royal Dublin Society. Founded as the Dublin Society in 17xx,

RHA – Royal Hibernian Academy

RIA – Royal Irish Academy

RIAC – Royal Irish Automobile Club,

RIAI – Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland –

RIC – Royal Irish Constabulary

RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institute. Founded

Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons

Royal Cork Institution –

Royal Cork Yacht Club

Royal Galway Yacht Club –

Royal Hospital, Kilmainham

Royal Irish Academy of Music –

Royal Irish Fusiliers –

Royal Irish Rifles –

Royal Irish Yacht Club –

Royal St. George Yacht Club – 

RSAI – Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland –

RTE – Radio Telefis na hEireann, the

RUC – Royal Ulster Constabulary

SEANAD EIREANN –

Sick & Indigent Roomkeepers Society –

Sinn Fein –

SPUC –

STORMONT CASTLE –

TAOISEACH –

TANAISTE –

TCD – Trinity College, Dublin

UCC – University College Cork

UCD – University College Dublin

UCG – University College Galway, now NUI Galway

UUP – Ulster Unionist Party