Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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COVID-19 crisis bites for Irish SMEs as nearly one-in-two firms made lockdown losses

Research finds that around two-in-five micro-sized firms and one-in-two small and medium-sized firms faced a revenue shortfall (where revenue fell below expenditure on a monthly basis) in the main COVID-19 lockdown period from March to June 2020.

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Download research on the potential impact of COVID-19 across areas including economic growth, employment and human behaviour.

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.