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#ESRI

# esri - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash

In the UK, consumer confidence registered the largest monthly decline in seventeen months in November.

# esri - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Unaccompanied minors waiting years for clarity on immigration status

175 unaccompanied minors were referred to child and family agency Tusla in 2017.

# esri - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled

Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.

# esri - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'

Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.

For Ireland to build the houses it needs, it'll need foreign workers... but they won't be able to afford the rent

This would be necessary if housing supply was to increase as planned, the ESRI has said.

# esri - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

# esri - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Austerity policies had a greater impact on women than men

Reductions in Child Benefit and other welfare payments accounted for most of the disparity.

# esri - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage

Those on minimum wage are more likely to transition to higher pay than remain on the minimum wage, a study showed.

# esri - Monday 1 October, 2018

One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services

People with disabilities are more likely to experience discrimination than people who don’t have a disability.

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

# esri - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

# esri - Thursday 6 September, 2018

No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier

Instead of consumers spending more, it’s more a matter of more consumers spending according to the KBC/ESRI sentiment index.

# esri - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Lower-income families spending 20% of their disposable incomes on childcare

A new study from the ESRI has looked at how the cost of childcare affects working mothers.

# esri - Sunday 2 September, 2018

A study this week found that we don’t understand PCP finance. So here it is explained

One third of car purchases are financed through PCP contracts. Here’s how they work.

# esri - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Temporary work 'not a stepping stone' to securing a permanent job in Ireland, report finds

At least in the short term, the ESRI said.

# esri - Monday 9 July, 2018

Despite potential benefits, Irish people are 'exceptionally resistant' to switching phone provider

Customers unwilling to switch could influence the effectiveness of competition in the market, researchers said.

# esri - Thursday 5 July, 2018

Changes to the lone parent payment meant working single parents lost money

A new report from the ESRI looked into the changes made to the One Parent Family Payment.

# esri - 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.

# esri - Friday 15 June, 2018

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

# 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.

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