Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

Doctor wearing a stethoscope
Unequal supply of health and social care across counties in Ireland

New research finds that the counties of Kildare, Meath and Wicklow had the lowest supply overall of ten primary, community and long-term care services. An infographic illustrating key findings from the study is available to download. 

Launch of ESRI IHREC Caring and Unpaid Work Report
Caring and unpaid work in Ireland

New research examines Irish data collected over more than a decade to investigate involvement in unpaid work in the areas of childcare, care of older adults or those with a disability, and housework. 

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.