Informed Policy for a Better Ireland
New research funded by the IRFU highlights the need to address a pattern of children dropping out of playing the sport as they get older. The study also highlighted opportunities to get more women and people from lower socio-economic groups involved in rugby.
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 12 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.