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 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 aim is to serve a general rather than a specialist readership.