Welcome to Studies

Studies is a quarterly journal published by Messenger Publications, the publishing organisation of the Irish Jesuits.  Founded and in continuous publication since 1912, it examines Irish social, political, cultural and economic issues in the light of Christian values and explores the Irish dimension in literature, history, philosophy and religion.

As the authority and influence of the Church on worldviews and values in Ireland evaporates, what guiding principles will inform our direction as a society, an economy and a country in the coming decade? The spring 2023 issue of Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review hosts the publication of a number of contributions to the Ireland 2030 series of seminars organised by the Royal Irish Academy in May 2022. They explore how human agency can impact decision-making to effect meaningful and directed change rather than society adopting the reactive crisis-response mode brought about by an acceleration of unfolding global events.