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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...  



Irish consumers end 2017 in cautious mood


Sentiment survey effectively unchanged in December Consumers positive on Irish economy but more uncertain about own personal finances Booming economy...  



Christmas Break


The ESRI closes on Friday 22 December at 5pm and re-opens on Tuesday 2 January 2018.



Strong economic growth and declining unemployment forecast for 2017 and 2018


GDP growth forecast at 5.0 per cent in 2017 and 4.2 per cent in 2018. Growth continues to come from...  



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...  



Consumer attitudes fuel bounce in Bank of Ireland Savings and Investments Index in November


Saving and Investment sentiment increases, fuelled by improving attitudes Savings Index increases as over half of consumers now regularly save...  



Distributional Impact of Tax and Welfare Policies: Budget 2018


New research published today (8 December) examines the impact of the tax and welfare changes introduced in Budget 2018. The...  



Softer Irish consumer sentiment hints at cautious rather than carefree Christmas spending


November index sees second monthly drop following September’s 18 month high More cautious (but still positive) view of economic outlook...  



Study on poverty transitions shows that poverty lasts longer for vulnerable groups


Lone parents and working-age adults with a disability were more likely to experience persistent deprivation during the years 2004-2015, according...  



Proving the identity of migrants can be a difficult part of the migration process in Ireland


Some non-EU migrants can struggle to prove their identity, which presents difficulties for Irish authorities who are often required to...  





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