Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Access to childcare and home care services across Europe

On 19 September, we will welcome Regina Doherty, TD, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, to the ESRI to launch new research examining unmet need for childcare and home care services. There is no fee to attend but please register in advance. 

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Ireland has a gender pension gap of 35 per cent

New research, funded by the Pensions Council, finds that the gap is driven primarily by the fact that women are less likely to receive a private or occupational pension.

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.