Since 2004, I have co-edited The Irish Review with Prof. Michael Cronin (DCU) and Dr. Clare O’Halloran (UCC). The Irish Review is published biennially by Cork University Press. The period of my co-editorship covers issues 31 to the present (visit The Irish Review website here).
The Irish Review is a refereed journal. Since it first appeared in 1986 it has established itself as a journal of record. It provides a forum for critical and creative writing in English and Irish. Its editorial policy is pluralist and interdisciplinary; pluralist in its commitment to involving writers from all parts and traditions of the island and from other countries; interdisciplinary in its desire to publish articles on the arts, society, philosophy, history, politics, the environment and science. The Irish Review aims to serve a general as well as specialist readership.
Since I took over as part of the current editorial team in 2004 we have published special issues on ‘Irish Futures’, ‘Thinking in Public’, ‘Global Ireland’, ‘Irish Feminisms’, ‘Good Friday Agreement Anniversary’, ‘Contemporary Art’, ‘Contemporary Northern Irish Culture’, ‘Public and Private World’s in Women’s Writing’ and ‘Science and Sustainability’.
Among the contributors to recent issues: Joep Leerssen, Ian Leask, Mieke Bal, Justin Quinn, Steven King, Anthony McIntyre, Peter Woods, Fintan Cullen, Donald Harmon Akenson, Ailbhe Smyth, Patricia Coughlan, Susan McKay, Ivana Bacik, David Lloyd, Tom Moylan, Brendan Bradshaw, Chinedu Onyejelem, Fintan Valleley, Harry Browne, Danny Morrison, Monica McWilliams, Brid Rogers.