Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Budget 2024

Measures announced as part of Budget 2024 will insulate most households from rising prices next year. The package of tax cuts, welfare increases, one-off payments and indirect tax cuts is worth around 2% of household disposable income on average, with higher gains for low-income compared to high-income households.

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Our housing research focuses on supply and demand, the housing and mortgage market, investment, rental affordability, credit access, and the impact of all these issues on various population demographics, including migrant communities.

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Minimum wage

Publications mainly from the Labour Markets and Skills research area on policies relating to minimum wage and low pay in Ireland.

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Human behaviour, the economic impact, taxation interventions - our work on climate covers a breadth of topics and spans across our research areas. 

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Our health research focuses on key policy issues such as appropriate financing models to deliver high-quality health care and identifying the causes of persistent inequalities in healthcare outcomes across socioeconomic groups.

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 10 areas of critical importance to 21st Century Ireland.