The Irish University Review was founded as a journal of Irish Studies in 1970 by members of the School's staff in UCD. It is one of the most important journals in Irish Studies, and is widely read and valued. It is peer-reviewed, and publishes two issues per year. Professor John Brannigan is the current editor, a post he took up in 2010.
- Professor Maurice Harmon (1970-1987)
- Professor Christopher Murray (1987-1997)
- Professor Anthony Roche (1997-2002)
- Professor Anne Fogarty (2002-2009)