Supporting Independent Research

You can support research into policy issues affecting Ireland, both nationally and internationally by becoming a member of the ESRI. The income from membership contributions is essential to the continuation of the ESRI’s work.

As an independent think tank, the ESRI depends on income from

  • commissioned research & consultancy;
  • membership contributions;
  • corporate sponsorship;
  • sale of publications.

While the Institute receives some guaranteed financial assistance from the Irish government by way of grant in aid, this covers only 30% of its costs.

Our publications include the Quarterly Economic Commentary and Ireland’s Economic Outlook,  online research reports and publications in a wide range of academic journals.

ESRI members receive a copy of the Annual Report and Review of Research, the Quarterly Economic Commentary and Ireland’s Economic Outlook, and are invited to attend the Institute’s Annual General Meeting.

Membership Queries and Contact Details

To keep our records up to date, or for any other enquiries about membership please contact, if possible quoting your membership reference number.

  • How to become a member of the ESRI

    To apply for Corporate membership, please return the Corporate Membership Application form along with the appropriate contribution, as listed on the Membership Categories details blow.

  • How to apply for Special Membership Categories

    To apply for any of the Special Membership Categories, please return the Special Membership Application form together with the appropriate subscription. Alternatively you can apply online.

  • Renew your Membership

    Renew an existing membership online through the links below.
  • Membership Categories

    Corporate Membership

    The annual corporate membership contribution is based on the number of staff in the organisation. Current rates are:

    • Under 100 - €400
    • 100 to 200 - €550
    • 200 to 650 - €750
    • 650 to 1,500 - €1,200
    • 1,500 to 5,000 - €1,800
    • over 5,000 - €2,600

    Special Membership

    Special membership rates are offered to:

    • Libraries - €400
    • Secondary schools - €125
    • Charities/NGOs - €200
    • Individuals - €265
    • Individuals (no publications) - €50
    • Diplomatic missions - €285

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