Irish Society

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...  



Irish attitudes to diversity highlighted by new study


New research has shown that attitudes to immigration in Ireland became more negative during the recession, and are now lower...  



Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health


On Wednesday 14 February, ESRI researchers Maev-Ann Wren and Conor Keegan spoke to the Joint Committee on Health. They discussed key...  



First study of its kind finds a strong link between radon exposure and lung cancer diagnosis in Ireland


Living in an area with a high level of radon exposure increases the risk of lung cancer diagnosis, according to...  



Ireland’s deprivation gap is large and increased over time


Specific interventions needed to support lone parents and adults with a disability A new study found there is a significant...  



PLC programmes lead to positive outcomes for students but could do more to respond to changing labour market needs


Approximately 32,000 learners are currently enrolled in Post-Leaving Certificate (PLC) courses, the largest component of full-time further education and training...  



Research identifies measures to support gender balance at senior levels of the civil service


While there have been significant improvements in the last 20 years, women are still under-represented at the highest levels of...  





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