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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...  



Consumer sentiment slips in May as risks remain and income gains disappoint


Sentiment Survey Suggests Conditions Slightly Better But Irish Consumers Aren’t Seeing A Boom Marginal monthly drop enough to prompt weakest...  



New legislation has narrowed eligibility for family reunification for refugees


The ESRI published new research today (30 May 2017) examining the process by which refugees and migrants reunite with their...  



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...  



Sentiment Survey Suggests Conditions Slightly Better But Irish Consumers Aren’t Seeing A Boom


April sentiment reading broadly unchanged from March or level seen a year ago ‘Macro’ worries ease marginally as Brexit/Trump fallout...  



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...  



Dublin Consumers More Cautious Than Elsewhere In Spite Of Better Sentiment In Early 2017


Rise in confidence reverses only half of the deterioration felt in Dublin in late 2016 Meanwhile, consumer sentiment nears late...  



New products and markets key to export growth


Note: Links to publications launched at this conference are available at the end of this article.  The ESRI will host...  



Irish Consumers Not Quite As Worried In March But Still Feeling Cautious


Slight increase in sentiment in March only partly corrects February’s decline Fewer reporting weaker Household finances the main driver. So,...  





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