Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

Launch of Youthreach report with Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, June 2019
Youthreach helps early school leavers to access further education, training and employment

Joe McHugh, Minister for Education and Skills, launched new ESRI research, funded by Solas, which examined the effectiveness of a programme aimed at young people who leave school early. 

Speakers at the ERI's Budget Perspectives conference June 2019
Budget Perspectives Conference

The ESRI held its annual conference to discuss budget-related policy issues. The conference programme included presentations from guest speakers John McCarthy, Department of Finance, and Carl Emmerson, Institute for Fiscal Studies. 

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.