MEAS is a new organisation set up to monitor and report on equality in the arts sector in Ireland, with a particular focus on the literary arts.

We gather quantitative data and prepare annual reports for stakeholders and interested parties to provide an accurate account of the literary landscape in Ireland and to record annual changes.

The primary focus of our first report is on gender in poetry publishing in Ireland.

We welcome submissions from other parties on subjects which share a similar goal. For more information on this see How to Help, or Contact us for more information.

View our latest reports here

Who We Are

Dr Kenneth Keating is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of English at University College Cork. His current project is titled Transnationalism, Poetic Form, and the Canon of Contemporary Irish Poetry. He is the author of Contemporary Irish Poetry and the Canon: Critical Limitations and Textual Liberations (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017), has published widely on modern and contemporary poetry, and is the editor of Smithereens Press.

Dr Ailbhe McDaid is a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of English at University College Cork. Her current project Domestic Disruptions: Women, Literature and Conflict, 1914-1923 is funded by an Irish Research Council Fellowship. Her monograph, The Poetics of Migration in Contemporary Irish Poetry, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. Ailbhe has held research and lecturing roles at University of Otago, University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Maynooth University.