Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Young People Support More Radical Climate Action

This EPA-funded research found that young people in Ireland are willing to fly less and eat less meat, but see the Government as having the responsibility to bring about change.

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Average private rents almost double their 2012 level, but income inequality at new record low

This report – funded by the Community Foundation for Ireland – found that rising rents have led to a substantial decline in the affordability of housing for young and low-income private renters.

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.