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 its bulletin twice per year (July and December approximately).

Annual conference

The IMS runs an annual conference in August/September, devoted to mathematical topics ranging from current research to educational issues.

Education sub-Committee

The Society has a sub-committee to discuss issues and formulate positions concerning Mathematics education. The sub-committee has produced a Short Guide to Second-level Maths.


The society promotes ethical and professional conduct in mathematics.

European Mathematical Society.

The Society is a member of the European Mathematical Society.

Conference support

The Society provides financial assistance to the cost of running conferences and meetings of a mathematical nature, within its means.

Fergus Gaines Cup

The Fergus Gaines Cup is awarded annually by the Society to the best performer in the Irish Mathematical Olympiad (IrMO).