Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the ESRI?

The ESRI is located at:
Whitaker Square,
Sir John Rogerson’s Quay,
Dublin 2.

The ESRI building is in a new pedestrian square off Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. Pedestrian entrances are as follows:

  • from Cardiff Lane, beside the Maldron Hotel,
  • from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, beside the O2 offices, and
  • from Hanover Street East, just east of the junction with Lower Erne Street.

There is an entrance to the basement car park, for deliveries only, via Hanover Street East. Disc parking is generally available in the surrounding streets.  Link to map.

What are the ESRI’s opening hours?

The offices are open to the public from 9 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday and the reception desk closes from 1 – 2 pm daily.

What is the ESRI phone and fax number and email address?

Telephone 353 1 8632000
Fax 353 1 8632100

What is the Irish name of the ESRI?

An Institiúid um Thaighde Eacnamaíochta agus Sóisialta

Is ESRI a semi-state organisation?

No, ESRI is an independent research institute, which has the status of a not-for-profit public company (company limited by guarantee with no share capital) – see Governance and Funding

Can I attend ESRI seminars?

Yes, ESRI seminars are open to the public, attendance is free of charge and you do not need to book in advance. To receive notice of forthcoming seminars please sign up for our Newsletter.

I’m looking for the Health Research Information Division (HRID)?

With effect from January 1, 2014, the staff of the ESRI’s Health Research & Information Division have been seconded to the HSE to work in the  Healthcare Pricing Office  (HPO).  Given this development, the Health Research & Information Division (HRID) at the ESRI was closed from December 31, 2013. Documents, contact details etc. which were on the HRID pages of the ESRI website have been moved to the new domain .

Research published by staff of the HRID up to the end of 2013 will continue to be available on the ESRI website.

What is ESRI’s VAT number?


Job Opportunities

How can I apply to work at the ESRI?

You will find details on the Job Opportunities page

I was interviewed in connection with an ESRI survey and would be interested in doing this type of work. Where can I get more information?

Please contact

Does the ESRI fund postgraduate students from developing countries?

No, sorry.

Information for Researchers

I am looking for information on the Irish Economy/ Budget/ Economic Policy

Have a look at our Irish Economy page where you will find information and links.   The Dept of Finance web site will point you to useful sources as will the CSO Students Corner.

What are the current figures for GNP, GDP, etc. ?

Each issue of the ESRI Quarterly Economic Commentary contains forecast national accounts with figures for GNP, GDP, balance of payments, etc.  These are in a series of tables at the end of the summary sections of each Commentary and available as .pdf files at Quarterly Economic Commentary.

Where can I get copies of reports and articles written by ESRI researchers?

The majority of report and publications by the ESRI are available to download for free on publication from our website, see our Publications page. They may also be available in other libraries. If you are having difficulty in finding a particular publication please contact: Sarah Burns on or Tel: +353 1 8632000;
Some Journal articles are not be available to download from our website for copyright reasons.

I shall need to consult ESRI publications as part of my research project, where can I find them?

You can use the Publications pages of this web site to identify the books or reports that you want. If the publication is not available to download from our website then contact to request an electronic copy.

Is there a special student price for ESRI Publications?

The majority of ESRI publications and reports are available to download from our website for free.

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