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# economic-and-social-research-institute - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic means hard Brexit 'could impact Irish economy even worse than feared'
# ESRI
# ESRI

Covid-19 pandemic means hard Brexit 'could impact Irish economy even worse than feared'

Sep 17th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,222 Views 23 Comments

However, new research has found that no sector is severely exposed to both the shocks of the pandemic and a hard Brexit.

# economic-and-social-research-institute - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Almost half of people don't know calling GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, ESRI finds
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Almost half of people don't know calling GP to discuss Covid-19 symptoms is free, ESRI finds

Aug 26th 2020, 6:10 AM 22,015 Views 24 Comments

The findings are based on a nationally representative survey of 1,000 adults in Ireland run in early July.

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

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

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

Nov 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,507 Views 27 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jan 17th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,692 Views 18 Comments

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
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

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

Jun 19th 2018, 11:05 AM 12,620 Views 54 Comments

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
# Go Walking
# Go Walking

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

Apr 15th 2018, 7:45 AM 8,755 Views 16 Comments

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
# Toxic
# Toxic

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

Feb 8th 2018, 9:24 AM 23,366 Views 21 Comments

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
# Economy
# Economy

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

Dec 13th 2017, 7:29 AM 6,387 Views 34 Comments

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
# Fourfold Increase
# Fourfold Increase

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

Oct 25th 2016, 6:03 AM 16,923 Views 17 Comments

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
# Stay Another Day
# Stay Another Day

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

Nov 5th 2015, 7:34 AM 11,579 Views 76 Comments

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
# Economic Dialogue

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

Jul 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 15,299 Views 60 Comments

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
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

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

Jul 15th 2015, 6:05 AM 17,096 Views 38 Comments

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
# Power Surge
# Power Surge

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

Mar 10th 2015, 10:23 AM 9,336 Views 29 Comments

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
# ESRI
# ESRI

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

Jun 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,230 Views 60 Comments

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
# Too Many Cooks
# Too Many Cooks

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

Jan 27th 2014, 9:05 AM 8,293 Views 63 Comments

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
# Feeling Good
# Feeling Good

Irish consumers in 'notably more positive mood' last month

Jan 15th 2014, 12:04 PM 4,841 Views 16 Comments

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
# Immigrants
# Immigrants

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

Jun 26th 2013, 7:30 AM 9,467 Views 119 Comments

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
# Growth
# Growth

ESRI predicts economic growth and fall in unemployment in 2013

Jan 31st 2013, 9:45 AM 3,337 Views 58 Comments

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

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

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

Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff
# Pensions
# Pensions

Top execs pension contributions 36 times more than other staff

Nov 14th 2012, 10:10 AM 3,524 Views 15 Comments

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'
# ESRI
# ESRI

ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper'

Sep 21st 2012, 9:54 PM 9,959 Views 118 Comments

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'
# Irish Economy
# Irish Economy

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

Sep 21st 2012, 7:40 AM 7,443 Views 69 Comments

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
# Property
# Property

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

Jun 19th 2012, 8:58 AM 4,492 Views 50 Comments

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'
# ESRI
# ESRI

Suggestions of government interference in ESRI paper withdrawal 'unfounded'

Jun 13th 2012, 7:08 PM 5,152 Views 34 Comments

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
# ESRI
# ESRI

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

Jun 12th 2012, 8:28 PM 7,424 Views 69 Comments

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
# ESRI
# ESRI

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

Oct 13th 2011, 10:46 AM 742 Views 26 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI

Sep 6th 2011, 7:19 AM 687 Views 11 Comments

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
# Economy
# Economy

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

Sep 1st 2011, 9:44 AM 468 Views 12 Comments

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
# Baby Boom
# Baby Boom

Ireland has highest birth rate in the EU

Jun 28th 2011, 8:08 AM 4,219 Views 37 Comments

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
# Uh-Oh
# Uh-Oh

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

May 13th 2011, 8:33 AM 1,630 Views 0 Comments

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
# ESRI
# ESRI

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

Oct 7th 0201, 6:30 AM 164 Views 0 Comments

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