Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

Group photo taken at ESRI Housing Conference on 13 November 2019
Second annual conference on the Irish housing and mortgage market

Eoghan Murphy, TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, opened a conference presenting analysis of housing affordability for first-time buyers and house price sustainability in Ireland. 

Desks and chairs in an exam hall
It is time to change senior cycle education, say students, parents and teachers

Reforms suggested by participants focused on changing the way students are assessed in order to reduce stress and capture a broader range of skills.

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.