Membership

Supporting Independent Research

The Whitaker Patrons

Widely regarded as the architect of modern Ireland, T.K. Whitaker played an integral role in the evolution of the Irish state from an economic, social, and cultural perspective. Dr. Whitaker identified the need for independent and in-depth research to support the policymaking process in Ireland and led a group that founded the ESRI in 1960.  Since then, the Institute has remained committed to independent research and its work is free of any expressed ideology or political position.

The Whitaker Patrons are a strategic group of leading organisations committed to independent economic and social policy research, whose support enables the ESRI to develop insights and understanding which shape policy in our country for future generations.

Over a 60-year history has provided many forward-looking, substantive reports that reflect our academic excellence.  It is only through the support of The Whitaker Patrons, our Corporate Members, and our Research Partners that we will continue to illuminate policy debates allowing informed decision for the people of Ireland.

Corporate Membership

Our Corporate Members are at the leading edge of independent economic and social policy research enabling us to challenge thinking and shape policy in our country for future generations.

Our 60-year history has provided many forward-looking, substantive reports that reflect our academic excellence. It is only through the support of ESRI Whitaker Patrons, Corporate Members, and our Research Partners that we will continue to illuminate policy debates allowing informed decisions for the people of Ireland.

There are many benefits to Whitaker Patronage and Corporate Membership. 

To find out more, please contact Fiona O’Sullivan, Head of Membership at fiona.osullivan@esri.ie or call Fiona on +353 86 8302695.

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Our Whitaker Patrons

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Our Corporate Members