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Political Studies Association of Ireland


Irish Political Studies Journal

Irish Political Studies (IPS) is the only refereed journal exclusively dedicated to the publication of high-quality academic articles on Irish politics. It covers politics in the Republic of Ireland, in Northern Ireland, the politics of their bilateral relationship and the politics of their relationship with the United Kingdom, and the European Union. IPS is the official journal of the Political Studies Association of Ireland, the professional body of political scientists in Ireland, North and South.

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 also contributed significantly to a greater understanding of Irish political science, political history, and has helped to place Irish politics in a broader comparative perspective.


  • Liam WeeksUniversity College Cork
  • Féilim Ó hAdhmaill – University College Cork

Reviews Editor:

  • Thomas Tormey – University College Dublin

Associate Editors (Data Yearbook):

  • Eoghan Kelly – Queen’s University Belfast
  • Guy GerbaUniversity College Cork

Editorial Board:

Fiona BuckleyUniversity College Cork
R. Kenneth CartyUniversity of British Columbia
Rory CostelloUniversity of Limerick
Michele CrepazQueen’s University Belfast
Thomas Daübler University College Dublin
John GarryQueen’s University Belfast
Brian Girvin University of Glasgow
Iseult HonohanUniversity College Dublin
Thomas LeahyCardiff University
Muiris MacCarthaighQueen’s University Belfast
James McAuleyUniversity of Huddersfield
David MitchellTrinity College Dublin
Stefan MüllerUniversity College Dublin
Niall Ó’DochartaighUniversity of Galway
Brendan O’LearyUniversity of Pennsylvania
Eoin O’MalleyDublin City University
Jon TongeUniversity of Liverpool