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ESRI

Economic and Social Research Institute. The main aim of the ESRI is to view the social and economic change in Ireland in a global context.

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# esri - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

# esri - Friday 11 April, 2014

Unemployment rate should fall to 10 per cent of labour force in 2015, predicts ESRI

The ESRI forecast that the government borrowing in 2015 is likely to come in below the target of 3 per cent of GDP.

# esri - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert

The ESRI found a big gap between the life expectancy at age 20 and 35 for those with the lowest level of education and those with higher accolades.

# esri - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Over 50s’ income did not fall during the recession – ESRI

The think tank say research shows that, although the wealth of over 50s declined, overall income, health and well-being did not.

# esri - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland needs more banks, says ESRI Competition Time

Ireland needs more banks, says ESRI

Exodus of non-Irish banks during crisis hit the SME sector hard.

# esri - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Warning that Ireland’s construction sector is facing a skills shortage

A new report shows that in 2013, just 8,301 residential units were completed, while in 2006 it was 89,000.

# esri - Friday 7 February, 2014

More than half of Ireland’s asylum seekers in ‘reception system’ for over 3 years

A new report has highlighted a number of problems, including lack of autonomy of the applicants.

# esri - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

From Business ETC Consumers ‘gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties’ Spend Spend Spend

Consumers ‘gradually recovering from the extreme difficulties’

How are you feeling about spending more money?

# esri - Monday 27 January, 2014

From Business ETC Irish Water compared to HSE as expert says €2bn wasted on overstaffing Too Many Cooks

Irish Water compared to HSE as expert says €2bn wasted on overstaffing

The ESRI’s John Fitzgerald said the organisation needs about 1,700 staff but over 4,000 are being employed.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your week…

# esri - Friday 24 January, 2014

From Business ETC Here’s what economists think is going to happen to Europe Crystal Ball

# esri - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From Business ETC Irish consumers in ‘notably more positive mood’ last month Feeling Good

Irish consumers in ‘notably more positive mood’ last month

It appears that our bailout exit made consumers feel more confident about their own financial situation too.

# esri - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everybody’s talking about the bad weather, bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud, and Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years in prison.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

From Business ETC ‘The Irish economy has turned the corner’ – ESRI Positive Outlook

‘The Irish economy has turned the corner’ – ESRI

The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.

# esri - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Budget 2014 had greatest impact on low-income groups

A new look at budgets from 2009 to 2014 by the ESRI shows that the lowest impact of next year’s budget was on some middle income groups.

# esri - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Average household receives €327 per week in social welfare payments

87 per cent of households now receive some kind of payment from the government in the form of child benefit, State pension or another social welfare payment.

# esri - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals

A report into the demographics of Ireland’s hospitals has found the number of private patients has dropped while the number of public patients has increased.

# esri - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From Business ETC Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month Consumers

Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month

KBC Bank said the most recent survey seems to reflect a “broad endorsement of domestic economic policy” even if there is a sense that it will hurt household finances.

# esri - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations

New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.

# esri - Saturday 16 November, 2013

€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI

Then Minister for communications, marine and natural resources Noel Dempsey promised it would be a “sea change”, but the nation’s top think-tank says the Power of One campaign changed nothing.

# esri - Friday 1 November, 2013

Consumer confidence is at the highest level since June 2007

The KBC/ESRI consumer confidence survey rose again in October.

# esri - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Voluntary secondary schools at funding disadvantage – ESRI

A comprehensive study by the think-tank shows that voluntary schools are far more reliant on contributions from parents than other schools.

# esri - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.

# esri - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you begin your day…

From Business ETC Rise in employment signals 2 per cent growth in Irish economy Growth

Rise in employment signals 2 per cent growth in Irish economy

Growth next year will depend on what happens outside Ireland, according to the ESRI.

# esri - Friday 6 September, 2013

Despite recession, Ireland still crying out for high-skilled workers from abroad

Almost 4 per cent of Ireland’s workers come from outside the European Economic Area, according to new ESRI research.

# esri - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective?

There has been mixed messages in reports over the past two days so we’re asking you, ‘What do you think?’

# esri - Monday 26 August, 2013

The workplace smoking ban hasn’t stopped workers smoking

Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.

# esri - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# esri - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Generic drugs are more expensive in Ireland than the EU

Although we are taking more generic drugs, it had not led to any savings for the State or the cash-paying patient.

Poll: Do you request generic drugs? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you request generic drugs?

A new report has said that Irish people and the Irish State are not saving as much as they should by using generic drugs.

# esri - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Irish attitudes to immigrants have become ‘more negative’ over last 7 years

A report by the ESRI shows that Irish people have an increasingly negative attitude towards immigrants – and that the poverty gap between Irish and non-EU nationals has widened since 2008.

# esri - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Kids of unemployed and depressed parents more likely to be absent from class

The research found that parents, who help out at home with schoolwork and attend parent–teacher meetings, are less likely to have children with bad attendance.

# esri - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From Business ETC Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages Saving

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages

It is thought that the deadline for property tax registration may have triggered this.

# esri - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Poorer women more likely to be obese after childbirth

Lower household income, smoking and lower levels of breastfeeding are all contributory factors.

# esri - Friday 7 June, 2013

Possibility of marital breakdown encouraging women into workforce

A study by the ESRI showed an increased in women entering the workforce is linked to the legalisation of divorce.

# esri - Thursday 6 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# esri - Thursday 16 May, 2013

‘The banks are not lending’ belief is stopping SMEs applying for loans

The latest report by the ESRI says accessing finance is the third most reported problem facing small businesses in Ireland.

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