Getting involved with the PDD

Register and join the community
If you have an interest in joining the PSAI PDD community of researchers and practitioners, just register with this website. You will have then have access to an internal collaboration space where you can connect with others in the community. Although it is not essential for membership of this website, we encourage you to join the PSAI. There are many benefits to membership including a copy of the Irish Political Studies journal.

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Considering PSAI membership?
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. The PSAI produces a number of publications including a series of guides to Irish election results and (in association with Routledge) the standard textbook, Politics in the Republic of Ireland, edited by John Coakley and Michael Gallagher (currently in its fifth edition).

Membership (which includes a subscription to Irish Political Studies) costs €50.00/£45 per annum for full members, or €30.00/£27.00 a year for student members; membership inquiries can be addressed to Edel Heslin at

Complete a membership form for the PSAI .
Journal: Irish Political Studies - published by Taylor & Francis. Three issues per annum, including a Data Yearbook issue (which provides comprehensive data on politics, elections and public opinion over the previous year). Irish Political Studies is the only peer-refereed journal exclusively devoted 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, the United States and the European Union. 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. The journal's co-editors are Dr Thomas Hennessy (Canterbury) and Dr Theresa Reidy (University College Cork).

Reasons to join:

Access to the PSAI's Specialist Groups
Annual conference and AGM held in October each year.
Biennial postgraduate conference held each Spring.
Networking with colleagues.
Personal subscription to Irish Political Studies.