Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Young People Support More Radical Climate Action

This EPA-funded research found that young people in Ireland are willing to fly less and eat less meat, but see the Government as having the responsibility to bring about change.

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New ESRI research finds a significant 'migrant wage gap'

This research - funded by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth - finds that while non-Irish nationals as a whole earned 22% less per hour than Irish nationals, East European workers earned, on average, 40% less than Irish workers in the period 2011-2018. 

Research Areas

The mission of the Economic and Social Research Institute is to advance evidence-based policymaking that supports economic sustainability and social progress in Ireland. ESRI researchers apply the highest standards of academic excellence to challenges facing policymakers, focusing on 11 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.