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Economic growth set to remain solid in 2017 and 2018


GDP growth forecast at 3.8 per cent in 2017 and 3.6 per cent in 2018 Domestic factors contributing to higher...  



Irish energy policy should prioritise sustainability, security and competitiveness regardless of Brexit impact


Research published today (Wednesday, 21 June 2017) by the ESRI re-evaluates Irish energy policy in light of Brexit, and makes...  



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...  



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...  





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