Irish Society

New research examines barriers to social inclusion in Ireland


People living in urban areas are more likely to face barriers to social inclusion, according to new research published by...  



Prolonged support required for most vulnerable


A new ESRI study highlights the importance of providing longer-term targeted supports for people facing multiple challenges, such as low...  



Ireland’s long-run income growth has been evenly distributed


Household disposable incomes have grown strongly in Ireland over the past 30 years, through periods of boom and bust. Income...  



Changes to lone parent support made employment slightly less attractive


Changes to the One Parent Family Payment resulted in small income losses of between 1 and 2 per cent for...  



Is the policy going to work? Test it first!


More policies should be pre-tested using behavioural experiments, according to a new review undertaken by the ESRI. The study examined...  



Discrimination and Inequality in Housing in Ireland Set Out in New Research


Human Rights and Equality Commission and ESRI Publish Findings New research has shown that specific groups, including people with disabilities,...  



Housing crisis and processing backlogs contributing to bottlenecks in asylum system


The changeover to new asylum procedures and the housing crisis have contributed to significant delays in the length of time...  



Most children settle in well to primary school


Report looks at ways to help children who face greater challenges The vast majority of five year olds are positive...  



Tax relief on pension contributions mainly benefits high-income households


New ESRI analysis finds that high-income households gain the most from tax relief on pension contributions in Ireland, compared with...  



Health sector workers most likely to be off work due to work-related illness


View the associated publications from this press release and photos from the launch event at the bottom of this page. New...  





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