Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Economic growth set to continue in 2020 but at a reduced rate

The Irish economy looks set to register strong growth again with GDP likely to increase by almost 6 per cent in 2019. The economy is expected to grow by a slower rate in 2020 of 3.3 per cent.

Fossil fuels
Impact of removing fossil fuel subsidies

Removing fossil fuel subsidies would reduce emissions while having limited impacts on economic activity and household incomes, according to new research funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment. 

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 12 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.