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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):

  • Sinéad Harrington – Trinity College Dublin
  • Guy GerbaUniversity College Cork

Editorial Board:

Arthur Aughey – University of Ulster, UK
Kenneth Carty – University of British Columbia, Canada
Maire Braniff – Ulster University, UK
John Coakley – University College Dublin, Ireland
Richard English – Queen’s University Belfast, UK
David Farrell – University College Dublin, Ireland
Michael Gallagher – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Yvonne Galligan – Dublin Institute of Technology, UK
John Garry – Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Brian Girvin – University of Glasgow, UK
Richard S. Grayson – Oxford Brookes, UK
Alan Greer – University of the West of England, UK
Niamh Hardiman – University College Dublin, Ireland
Clodagh Harris – University College Cork, Ireland
Iseult Honohan – University College Dublin, Ireland
Macartan Humphreys – Columbia University, USA
Richard Katz – Johns Hopkins University, USA
Michael Laver – New York University, USA
Ian McAllister – Australian National University, Australia
Cillian McBride – Queen’s University Belfast, UK
John McGarry – Queen’s University Kingston, Canada
Peter McLoughlin – Queen’s University Belfast, UK
Michael Marsh – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Shane Martin – Dublin City University, Ireland
James McAuley – University of Huddersfield, UK
Allison McCulloch – Brandon University, UK
Gail McElroy – Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Paul Mitchell – London School of Economics, UK
Gary Murphy – Dublin City University, Ireland
Mary P. Murphy – National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland
Brendan O’Leary – University of Pennsylvania, USA
Eoin O’Malley – Dublin City University, Ireland
Henry Patterson – University of Ulster, UK
Theresa Reidy – University College Cork, Ireland
Peter Shirlow – University of Liverpool, UK
Jane Suiter – Dublin City University, Ireland
Jennifer Todd – University College Dublin, Ireland
Jon Tonge – University of Liverpool, UK
Ben Tonra – University College Dublin, Ireland
Dawn Walsh – University College Dublin, Ireland