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# esri - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work

The transport sector had the second highest number of sick days due to work related injuries and illnesses.

# esri - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

A previous increase in the rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers.

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

# esri - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity

New research found obesity levels in the greenest areas were actually higher than those with a medium amount of green space.

# esri - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Irish attitudes to immigration worse than European average, ESRI finds

It found that support for Muslim and Roma immigrants is lower than the average for 10 other EU countries.

# esri - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI

The ESRI has called for a new method of calculating national accounts to tell if the economy is at risk of overheating.

# esri - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month

The pressure on rent in Dublin appears to be having a ripple effect on nearby counties.

# esri - Thursday 8 February, 2018

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

# esri - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

# esri - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Changes to how Irish couples were taxed has led to increase in married women working

The changes made in Budget 2000 caused considerable debate and controversy at the time, according to the ESRI.

# esri - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist

Hairdressing, early childhood care, and community services courses show a far greater number of places available on PLCs compared to the actual number of jobs available.

# esri - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

# esri - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Some migrants left in limbo in Ireland over struggle to prove their identity

Ireland’s immigration authorities face difficulties processing migrants because of handwritten passports and translation gaps.

# esri - Thursday 9 November, 2017

The middle class experienced a six-fold increase in economic stress as a result of the recession

A new ERSI study examines the experience of economic stress in families with children as a result of the recession.

# esri - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Being overweight or obese is 'major health problem', particularly among children from low-income families

A study has also found that boys are more likely than girls to find school difficult.

# esri - Wednesday 1 November, 2017

Almost 7% of women earn the minimum wage, compared to less than 3% of men

An ESRI report said this was because women were more likely to work in part-time jobs or smaller firms.

# esri - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Demand for every kind of health service in Ireland is set to go through the roof in the next 13 years

According to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) Ireland’s rapidly growing (and ageing) population will create a huge demand for healthcare by 2030.

# esri - Thursday 19 October, 2017

Girls and children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it harder to transition to secondary school

A new report looks at how children experiencing transitioning between school levels.

# esri - Thursday 5 October, 2017

What's forecast for 2018: More jobs, more spending and higher wages

The optimistic outlook comes as the government prepares to announce Budget details for 2018.

# esri - Thursday 6 July, 2017

Illegal non-EU workers common in care work and catering industry

Problems associated with illegal work include poor working conditions and risks to fundamental worker’s rights, a new report has found.

# 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.

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