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.

Senior inter-county GAA football and hurling
GAA commitments influence education, career and other aspects of senior inter-county players’ lives

A new report, commissioned by the GAA and the GPA, is the second ESRI study to examine how the commitment levels of the amateur sports affect players’ lives.

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.

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.