Irish Society

New research examines the realities of being a senior inter-county player


GAA players can spend up to 31 hours per week on their senior inter-county commitments and compromise on other aspects...  



Oireachtas Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight to meet with ESRI researcher


On Wednesday 12 September, ESRI researcher Claire Keane spoke to the Oireachtas Select Committee on Budgetary Oversight. She discussed research using...  



High childcare costs linked to lower employment among mothers


New research published today by the Economic and Social Research Institute and Pobal, has found that mothers who face high...  



Irish consumers struggle to understand PCP car finance


Irish consumers do not understand important aspects of Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) plans, according to new research undertaken by the...  



New research examines barriers to social inclusion in Ireland


People living in urban areas are more likely to face barriers to social inclusion, according to new research published by...  



Prolonged support required for most vulnerable


A new ESRI study highlights the importance of providing longer-term targeted supports for people facing multiple challenges, such as low...  



Ireland’s long-run income growth has been evenly distributed


Household disposable incomes have grown strongly in Ireland over the past 30 years, through periods of boom and bust. Income...  



Changes to lone parent support made employment slightly less attractive


Changes to the One Parent Family Payment resulted in small income losses of between 1 and 2 per cent for...  



Is the policy going to work? Test it first!


More policies should be pre-tested using behavioural experiments, according to a new review undertaken by the ESRI. The study examined...  



Discrimination and Inequality in Housing in Ireland Set Out in New Research


Human Rights and Equality Commission and ESRI Publish Findings New research has shown that specific groups, including people with disabilities,...  





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