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COVID-19 crisis bites for Irish SMEs as nearly one-in-two firms made lockdown losses

Research finds that around two-in-five micro-sized firms and one-in-two small and medium-sized firms faced a revenue shortfall (where revenue fell below expenditure on a monthly basis) in the main COVID-19 lockdown period from March to June 2020.

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One-to-one supports are effective in helping the long-term unemployed with low levels of education to transition into employment

New ESRI research shows improved employment outcomes among the long-term unemployed who receive employment supports under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP).

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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.