The Irish Mathematical Society aims to further Mathematics and Mathematical research in Ireland. Its membership is international, but it mainly represents mathematicians in Universities and other third level institutes in Ireland.
The Society publishes a Bulletin twice per year (July and December approximately) and runs an annual conference in September, both devoted to mathematical topics from current research to educational issues. There are exchange agreements for the Bulletin with several societies and journals worldwide.
The society has negotiated a discount on orders for books that can be availed of by members.
The IMS Committee provides financial assistance to the cost of running conferences and meetings of a mathematical nature, within its means. Applications for support are made via the Treasurer. See this list of recent grants approved.
The Fergus Gaines Cup is awarded annually by the Society to the best performer in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO).