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# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Students want overhaul of Leaving Cert course to avoid 'immense pressures' and rote learning

Research from ESRI shows students find the system produces a heavy workload and pressure to “cover the course”.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'It will deepen the crisis': Government warned of 'little or no scope' for tax cuts

Today the ESRI said any tax cuts should be balanced with increases in taxation elsewhere.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - 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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - 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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - 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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

C-section rates are on the rise in Ireland - but age is a considerable risk factor, says study

The study investigated the factors driving the increasing use of CS using data on births recorded in the 19 Irish maternity units over the last 17 years.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 5 November, 2015

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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - 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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - 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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

It's true...Ireland IS affected by housing market changes more than other countries

New research shows that households in debt are only likely to reduce if if they are comparatively well-off.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Monday 27 January, 2014

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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - 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.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 31 January, 2013

ESRI predicts economic growth and fall in unemployment in 2013

The ESRI said the driving force behind the reduction in unemployment is ongoing net emigration.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 29 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff

ESRI research shows companies contribute an average of €100,000 for top executives compared to just €2,700 for other employees.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Friday 21 September, 2012

ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper'

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has heavily criticised the national think tank’s latest economic report.

Think-tank says Irish economy is 'bouncing along the bottom'

The ESRI’s latest economic forecast says Ireland’s economy will shrink in 2012, and grow only very modestly in 2013.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

If demand to buy houses rises, shortage in cities could see price surge - ESRI

A new report ESRI says that housing stock in some urban areas is low enough that an upturn in the economy and demand to buy could see prices rise.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Suggestions of government interference in ESRI paper withdrawal 'unfounded'

The Economic and Social Research Institute has issued another statement in relation to the controversial working paper which it withdrew yesterday.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

ESRI paper which said many would be better off on dole withdrawn

In an unprecedented step, the widely cited thinktank has withdrawn a working paper which said that as many as 44 per cent of people with children would be better off on the dole than working.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 13 October, 2011

ESRI report says just 3 per cent better off on dole than in jobs

The organisation also recommends that the government look at diverse means of generating taxes other than relying on income-related taxes like the Universal Social Charge.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI

Ireland could return to normal lending markets by 2014 according to the economic think tank.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Government should cut €4 billion in December budget, says ESRI

Forecasts for the growth of the Irish economy were also lowered in the ESRI’s latest report.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Ireland has highest birth rate in the EU

The latest ESRI data also shows an increase in the age of women giving birth as well as an increase in the amount of births by caesarean section.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Friday 13 May, 2011

Looking for work? Don't go through the State's back-to-work plan, report finds

People going through the National Employment Action Plan are 17 per cent less likely to find work, ESRI research reveals.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Wednesday 7 October, 0201

Childhood mental health being "neglected" despite its effect on later life

Professor James P. Smith, who has studied the effects of mental and physical health issues, is to address the ESRI this evening.