Irish economy faces largest recession in history as lockdown takes its toll

Given the high degree of uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19, our Summer Quarterly Economic Commentary assesses the future prospects for the Irish economy under three different scenarios: Baseline, Severe and Benign.

Minimum Wage
Half of all minimum wage employees work in the accommodation, food and retail sectors, which have experienced widespread business closures due to the Covid-19 crisis

A new ESRI study provides an overview of minimum wage policy in Ireland over the last twenty years and reviews the evidence on the labour market impacts of recent changes to the Irish minimum wage.

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Download research on the potential impact of COVID-19 across areas including economic growth, employment and human behaviour.

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Gender equality

Download research on topics including the gender wage gap and the gender impact of budgetary policy. 

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Climate change

Research examines several aspects of climate change mitigation, including carbon taxes and renewable energy.