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Who experiences discrimination in Ireland?


Who experiences discrimination in Ireland? Human Rights and Equality Commission/ESRI Publish Discrimination Findings 9th November 2017 – Almost one in...  



New research describes the lives of 7/8-year-olds and identifies areas where interventions could help children achieve positive later life outcomes


The latest Growing Up in Ireland research findings describe how 5,000 7/8-year-olds in Ireland are faring in three aspects of...  



New study examines how access to free GP care influences how frequently children use GP services


A new study published today (7 November) highlights the importance of access to GP care regardless of ability to pay....  



Demand for healthcare projected to increase substantially with rapid growth and ageing of population


Publication of ESRI Report – Projections of Demand for Healthcare in Ireland, 2015-2030: First Report from the Hippocrates Model Today (26...  



New Growing Up In Ireland Research Examines How to Help Young People Adjust to Second-Level Education


Strong maths skills at primary level and positive student-teacher relationships at second level key to transition  Growing Up in Ireland...  



In-work Benefits: Can Ireland learn from international experience?


In-work benefit programmes, designed to “make work pay” for families with children, have grown rapidly in many countries. In Ireland,...  



Income inequality was stable during the recession


While income inequality has been rising in many OECD countries, Ireland’s experience has been quite different. Overall income inequality in...  



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...  



Gender and education: why do girls “do better” than boys?


Professor Emer Smyth delivered a presentation titled Gender and education: why do girls “do better” than boys? as part of...  





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