Health and Quality of Life

Research in this area focuses on policy issues critical to improving population health outcomes and promoting quality of life for people in Ireland. Key issues include appropriate financing models to deliver high-quality health care and identifying the causes of persistent inequalities in healthcare outcomes across socioeconomic groups.

Minister Pat Breen, Sharon McGuinness, CEO of the Health and Safety Authority, ESRI Director Alan Barrett and ESRI researchers at the launch of new research on the ageing workforce on 1 October 2019
Working at age 55 and over is on the rise in Ireland

 Research carried out on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority examines who is most likely to stay in the workforce for longer and who is most likely to leave early.

Group photo at the Health and social care supply and resource allocation planning in Ireland conference on 24 September 2019
Health and social care supply and resource allocation planning in Ireland

Researchers and policymakers spoke at a healthcare conference in the ESRI on 24 September. Presentation slides and photos are now available. 

Doctor wearing a stethoscope
Healthcare change and reform

Research discusses the needs of the Irish healthcare system. 

Workers on a construction site
Work-related illness and injury

Research has examined the incidence of work-related injuries and illnesses, including stress, across a number of sectors in Ireland.

Man playing golf
Sport in Ireland

Download a number of publications related to sport, including participation levels, health benefits and player welfare.