The Political Studies Association of Ireland was established in 1982 with the purpose of promoting the study of politics both in and of Ireland. It adopted a constitution and a formal structure in 1984, when it also began organising an annual conference.
Our peer-reviewed journal Irish Political Studies is published four times a year, including a Data Yearbook issue (which provides comprehensive data on politics, elections and public opinion over the previous year).
Founded in 1986, Irish Political Studies has served a crucial constituency of academics, students, journalists and political practitioners. It is the fundamental resource for any serious study of contemporary Ireland, and has contributed significantly to a greater understanding of Irish political science and history, and has helped to place Irish politics in a broader comparative perspective.