Welcome to Studies

Welcome to this website of Studies, the Irish Jesuit quarterly which has been appearing without a break since it was originally launched in 1912. Throughout more than a hundred years – a rare achievement among periodicals – Studies has sought to examine a wide range of Irish issues, social, political, cultural and economic, in the light of Christian values and to explore the Irish dimension in history, literature, philosophy and religion.

Contributors, national and international, come from a variety of backgrounds but the focus of commentary and reflection is the dialogue of faith and culture in Ireland today. Among those who have written for Studies over the years are Patrick Pearse, Denis Gwynn, Seán Lemass, Francis Shaw SJ, George Russell, John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Binchy, Michael Tierney, Patrick Lynch, Donal Barrington, Sean O’Faoláin, Garret Fitzgerald, Tom Garvin, Bryan Fanning, Finola Kennedy, Peter Sutherland, John Bruton, Micheál Martin, Michael Paul Gallagher SJ, Martin Mansergh, Ruairi Quinn, Gerry O’Hanlon SJ, Declan Kiberd, Emily O’Reilly, Iseult Honohan, David Alton, Austen Ivereigh, John O’Malley SJ, Frank Brennan SJ, Antonio Spadaro SJ and Ronan Fanning.

Topics addressed in recent issues include Religious Freedom in the 21st Century, Seamus Heaney Remembered, The Pity of War 1914-1918, The Arts and Jesuit Influence in the Era of Catholic Reform, 1916: Birth Pangs of a Nation?, Freedom of Speech: How Far Can You Go?, and Europe in Crisis.

The current issue of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review (Spring 2017), a number of commentators, writing from different perspectives, take up the question of the decline of Irish Catholicism.

This issue includes contributions from Dr Gerry O’HanlonProfessor Tom InglisDr Gladys GanielVincent Twomey, Patrick Maume, Dr Gerry Whelan and Dr Sean Brophy

On this website you will find further information about past issues and how to subscribe to the journal. There is also information for prospective contributors. Contact can be made with us through the website address. We warmly welcome your comments and your continuing interest in Studies.

An Irish Century. Studies 1912-2012, edited by Bryan Fanning, containing some of the most important contributions to the journal over its hundred years, was published in 2012 by UCD Press, and continues to be available through the website www.ucdpress.ie