Irish Society

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...  



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...  



New research monitors the integration of immigrants into Irish society


Mr David Stanton, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration & Integration, will launch a new report...  



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...  



Joint GAA/GPA/ESRI research project aims to support welfare of inter-county players


As part of the new working arrangements between the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), the...  



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...  





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