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Irish consumer sentiment hotter in July


Sentiment recovers to best level since March Sales and holidays boost spending plans as warm weather improves the mood of...  



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...  



Savings down & Investments up: Latest Bank of Ireland/ESRI Savings and Investment Index dips in June


Sentiment towards investment tops saving for the first time Greater investment activity, brighter outlook buoy investment sentiment Savings sentiment weakens,...  



Reliance on UK exports could lead to high Brexit cost increases for Irish firms


Half of Irish imports used by Irish-owned firms sourced in the UK  Irish-owned firms rely heavily on the UK as...  



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...  



Consumer sentiment cools in June


Irish consumer confidence drops to weakest level in thirteen months Pull-back reflects growing global risks and lack of domestic ‘feel-good’...  



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...  



Alan Barrett chairs National Economic Dialogue 2018


The National Economic Dialogue takes place in Dublin Castle on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June. It is hosted by the Department...  





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