There are currently two philosophy research centres based in Trinity College Dublin:

The Centre for Justice and Values is part of REAL – Rights and Egalitarianism, a five-year research project funded by an ERC Consolidator grant. Research in the project concentrates around a few main themes: justice, equality, human rights, responsibility, gender, and health. The Centre also seeks to engage with the public and practitioners in the area of social justice with a view to promoting fairness in society.

The Plato Centre is an independent body that organises and directs a variety of activities in the area of the history of Platonism and contemporary philosophy in the Platonist tradition. Although based in Trinity College Dublin, the Centre draws its members from all the major universities in the Dublin area. It combines several subject areas in addition to its core disciplines: Philosophy and Classics.