The Irish Survey of Student Engagement for Postgraduate Research Students (ISSE-PGR) report provides details of the first national activity to comprehensively seek the views of postgraduate research students enrolled in Irish higher education institutions. As such, it represents a significant milestone for this important community of students and associated staff. It builds on the extensive work undertaken to establish and embed the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) since its national pilot in 2013. The established ISSE is offered to students enrolled on taught programmes, i.e. first year and final year undergraduates and students pursuing taught postgraduate studies, on an annual basis. More than 163,000 students have participated in the (taught) survey from 2013 to 2018.