Irish Society

Getting help with difficult tasks may be a key to reducing farm accidents


Farming is the occupation with the highest risk of fatalities in Ireland, with a rate nearly ten times the average...  



Growing Popularity of Golf among Older People Balanced by Decline among Younger Adults


A report, commissioned by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI) and undertaken by Dr. Pete Lunn and Dr. Elish...  



Two-pronged approach needed to ensure jobs for all those with a disability who want to work


A new report published by the ESRI today (16 March 2017) finds that people with a disability are less likely...  



Education key to improving employment and living circumstances of Travellers


A new report published by the ESRI today (17 January 2017) finds that education is key to improving the employment...  



Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2017


New analysis by ESRI researchers shows that Budget 2017 led to small gains for all income groups, with the greatest...  



Informing Social Progress since 1966: ESRI Conference Marks 50 Years of Social Research


On Tuesday 29 November, the ESRI will hold a conference to mark the 50th year of conducting research on social issues,...  



Coordinated response across a number of policy areas needed to address challenges of poverty and poor quality of life among vulnerable groups


A new report published by the ESRI and the Department of Social Protection today (16 November 2016) finds that income...  



The teaching profession continues to attract high achievers while diversity remains a challenge


A new report, published today (10 November) by the ESRI and the Teaching Council, provides new information on the profiles...  



The Growing Up in Ireland children come of age


The life of a 17/18-year-old in 2016 The latest research findings from the Growing Up in Ireland study provide significant...  



Socio-emotional Outcomes at Age Five: Does Childcare Make a Difference?


New research published today by the ESRI and Pobal investigates the effects of childcare in early life on children’s socio-emotional...  





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