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Dublin: 8 °C Monday 24 April, 2017


# esri - Thursday 23 March, 2017

A boom in construction could lead to the economy overheating

A new report forecasts GDP growth of 3.8% this year.

# esri - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Number of people granted Irish citizenship in 2015 almost half that of 2012 peak

Only 13,500 naturalisation certificates were issued to non-Irish nationals in 2015.

# esri - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Only 8% of working-age Travellers have completed the Leaving Cert

The level of educational disadvantage has been laid out in a new report.

# esri - Thursday 15 December, 2016

The ESRI has made four predictions about a strong Irish economy in 2017

Brexit does, however, pose some risks.

# esri - Monday 5 December, 2016

The medium-term outlook for Ireland is good - but Brexit and housing bubble are looming risks

A new ESRI report looks at how the possible Brexit scenarios will affect Ireland.

# esri - Thursday 3 November, 2016

School, drinking, sex and depression - the average life of your typical Irish teenager

Family and health the most important to teens while religion and politics are largely ignored.

# esri - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Ireland's educators have the highest rates of work-related depression Sad

Ireland's educators have the highest rates of work-related depression

A new study also found fixing the ‘long-hours culture’ in workplaces could help the issue.

# esri - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

'Children in one-parent families disadvantaged in terms of socio-emotional and behavioural difficulties'

Low birth weights were found to have a possible lasting impact on a child’s growth and development.

# esri - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

The number of women in the workforce is likely to go up a lot in the next few years

In general, the percentage of women in the workforce had risen hugely since the early 1990s.

# esri - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Teachers in charge of Ireland's special needs classes not always qualified

They often feel ill-equipped to meet the needs of their students, a new ESRI report has found.

# esri - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Young people in Ireland are more likely to have quality of life problems

It found that one quarter of adults reported at least three serious issues.

# esri - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Why increasing the minimum wage won't lift most households out of poverty

New research has found that most low-paid workers actually live in homes with above-average incomes.

# esri - Friday 13 May, 2016

How over-complicated products baffle people into making bad choices at the supermarket

A new study by the ESRI has examined the phenomenon.

# esri - Monday 25 April, 2016

Irish is considered among the hardest and least interesting subjects in school

More and more students are getting exemptions.

# esri - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Almost 100,000 Irish homes are still in negative equity…

But at the rate property prices are increasing that won’t be the case for long says the ESRI

# esri - Thursday 10 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

House buyers being pushed out of Dublin could affect commute times in a big way

The difference between prices in urban and rural areas has reached boom-time levels, according to a new study.

# esri - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Older people moving to smaller houses might help housing crisis

Age Action says an ESRI report “seems to ignore the lack of choice faced by many older people”.

# esri - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Irish consumers haven’t felt this good for 10 years

The figures from the ESRI and KBC Bank Ireland show consumer sentiment at its highest point for ten years.

# esri - Friday 18 December, 2015

Ireland needs to build 25,000 houses per year (but we’re nowhere near that)

The ESRI says the housing crisis is set to continue for years to come.

# esri - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Does sending a kid to childcare or caring for them at home make any difference to their development?

The question has been addressed in a new ESRI study.

# esri - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From Business ETC Britain leaving the EU could cost Ireland €3 billion a year Stay Another Day

Britain leaving the EU could cost Ireland €3 billion a year

Without the interconnection between Ireland and Britain, our energy costs are also likely to soar.

# esri - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Here’s why poorer families were hardest hit by post-Celtic Tiger inflation

Inflation for low income households was above the average rate during the recession.

# esri - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Ireland relies heavily on foreign companies, and right now we’ve nowhere to put them…

There is hardly any vacant office space in Dublin which may put foreign investors off moving here a new report has found.

# esri - Friday 7 August, 2015

An bhfuil Gaeilge agat? … People like the idea of Irish – but they still aren’t speaking it

What do you think of the Irish language? A major new study’s been carried out, and there are some interesting findings.

# esri - Monday 27 July, 2015

From Business ETC Poll: Are you saving for your pension? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you saving for your pension?

A majority of people don’t understand their pension, according to new research.

# esri - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Better childcare over tax cuts? Will the government listen to this advice? Economic Dialogue This post contains a poll

Better childcare over tax cuts? Will the government listen to this advice?

The ESRI has questioned claims that high taxes are keeping people out of work.

# esri - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Growing up in Ireland: The recession made kids more badly-behaved

A new study assesses how children feel about living in Ireland.

# esri - Saturday 27 June, 2015

State bureaucracy is helping drive up rents, and it needs to stop

It takes a project an average of 79 weeks from the date of planning application till the first builders start clearing the first square foot of the site for construction.

# esri - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From Business ETC ‘It’s time the government delivered rent certainty to tenants’ Up And Up

‘It’s time the government delivered rent certainty to tenants’

Rents across the country have leaped massively once more according to the latest figures from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB).

# esri - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

New report finds that only 3% of jobseekers better off on the dole

The ESRI research found that eight out of 10 jobseekers would earn 40% more by finding work than staying on benefits.

# esri - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Why most workers aren’t going to start earning more any time soon

Ireland can look to the UK and US for signs of what’s to come.

# esri - Thursday 14 May, 2015

You’re LESS likely to get injured in work now the Celtic Tiger is over

And less likely during the recession.

# esri - Thursday 7 May, 2015

People who play sport at school are FAR more likely to go to college…

Especially in their final years. It seems future success and drive can be directly related to an active and competitive school lifestyle.

# esri - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

It’s not easy getting work in Ireland if your skin is the wrong colour…

Non-nationals and certain ethnicities are reporting worrying (and varying) levels of employer bias, and apparently the recession has nothing to do with it.

# esri - Thursday 9 April, 2015

City kids are worse at reading (and their maths skills don’t quite add up either)

Pupils in urban DEIS schools score worse in tests, but they are missing classes less.

# esri - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

The economy is growing fast, but things look bleak for renters

The Central Bank’s lending rules could have some bad side effects.

# esri - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

From Business ETC Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years Power Surge

Your electricity bills are going to get more expensive in a couple of years

That’s if action isn’t taken, the ESRI has warned.

# esri - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From Business ETC We made a ‘bad mistake’ not predicting the banking crisis – but so did everyone else Sorry Y'all

We made a ‘bad mistake’ not predicting the banking crisis – but so did everyone else

This ESRI professor says regulators could still have stopped the financial catastrophe.

# esri - Thursday 5 February, 2015

The Great Recession had a HUGE impact on Ireland’s young people

A new ESRI study has looked at how many young people were unemployed in recent years – and it’s grim reading.

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