Informed Policy for a Better Ireland

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Persistent pace of growth in the domestic economy

The labour market continues to perform robustly and overall inflation is decreasing.

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Poor housing conditions harm family wellbeing

Mothers living in inadequate housing and poorer quality neighbourhoods report more depression, more parenting stress, greater conflict and less closeness with their children and partner. 

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.