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# esri - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.

# esri - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Budget 2014 had greatest impact on low-income groups

A new look at budgets from 2009 to 2014 by the ESRI shows that the lowest impact of next year’s budget was on some middle income groups.

# esri - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Average household receives €327 per week in social welfare payments

87 per cent of households now receive some kind of payment from the government in the form of child benefit, State pension or another social welfare payment.

# esri - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Public, elderly and short-stay: Study finds 1.54m people discharged from Irish hospitals

A report into the demographics of Ireland’s hospitals has found the number of private patients has dropped while the number of public patients has increased.

# esri - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Concern over Budget 2014 weakened consumer sentiment last month

KBC Bank said the most recent survey seems to reflect a “broad endorsement of domestic economic policy” even if there is a sense that it will hurt household finances.

# esri - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Ireland has highest birth rate of all 27 EU nations

New figures from the ESRI also show there were 1,217 sets of twins born last year, and 33 sets of triplets.

# esri - Saturday 16 November, 2013

€10 million State energy campaign had no impact – ESRI

Then Minister for communications, marine and natural resources Noel Dempsey promised it would be a “sea change”, but the nation’s top think-tank says the Power of One campaign changed nothing.

# esri - Friday 1 November, 2013

Consumer confidence is at the highest level since June 2007

The KBC/ESRI consumer confidence survey rose again in October.

# esri - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Voluntary secondary schools at funding disadvantage - ESRI

A comprehensive study by the think-tank shows that voluntary schools are far more reliant on contributions from parents than other schools.

# esri - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.

# esri - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you begin your day…

Rise in employment signals 2 per cent growth in Irish economy

Growth next year will depend on what happens outside Ireland, according to the ESRI.

# esri - Friday 6 September, 2013

Despite recession, Ireland still crying out for high-skilled workers from abroad

Almost 4 per cent of Ireland’s workers come from outside the European Economic Area, according to new ESRI research.

# esri - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the smoking ban has been effective?

There has been mixed messages in reports over the past two days so we’re asking you, ‘What do you think?’

# esri - Monday 26 August, 2013

The workplace smoking ban hasn't stopped workers smoking

Despite the extra incentive to give up, more employed people smoke after the smoking ban.

# esri - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# esri - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Generic drugs are more expensive in Ireland than the EU

Although we are taking more generic drugs, it had not led to any savings for the State or the cash-paying patient.

Poll: Do you request generic drugs? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you request generic drugs?

A new report has said that Irish people and the Irish State are not saving as much as they should by using generic drugs.

# esri - 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.

# esri - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Kids of unemployed and depressed parents more likely to be absent from class

The research found that parents, who help out at home with schoolwork and attend parent–teacher meetings, are less likely to have children with bad attendance.

# esri - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Under 50s stop saving as they struggle to pay off mortgages

It is thought that the deadline for property tax registration may have triggered this.

# esri - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Poorer women more likely to be obese after childbirth

Lower household income, smoking and lower levels of breastfeeding are all contributory factors.

# esri - Friday 7 June, 2013

Possibility of marital breakdown encouraging women into workforce

A study by the ESRI showed an increased in women entering the workforce is linked to the legalisation of divorce.

# esri - Thursday 6 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# esri - Thursday 16 May, 2013

'The banks are not lending' belief is stopping SMEs applying for loans

The latest report by the ESRI says accessing finance is the third most reported problem facing small businesses in Ireland.

# esri - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Young people 'bear burden of financial crisis'

A new ESRI publication says that young households were more likely to become unemployed and many purchased a home prior to the crash.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day.

# esri - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

New database will reveal exactly how much rent your neighbours pay

The PRTB also found there was an increase in rents nationally but a fall in Dublin rents.

# esri - Monday 8 April, 2013

Consumer confidence rises slightly in March

The marginal increase comes amid concerns about the looming property tax and cuts to pay outlined in the Croke Park II deal.

# esri - Tuesday 5 March, 2013

Consumer sentiment weakened in February amid job concerns

Pressures on household finances and high-profile job losses contributed to the weakening of consumer sentiment in February.

# esri - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

54 per cent of people still believe now is a bad time to save

The Nationwise/ESRI Saving Index revealed most people are still using any spare funds they have to pay down debt.

# esri - 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.

# esri - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Cutting €1bn in public pay will shave up to 0.5% off GDP - ESRI

Cutting public sector pay by €1bn will result in a reduction of 0.25% – 0.5% in GDP, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# esri - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Guess which sport 230,000 Irish adults participate in every week?

A new ESRI study has found that almost 7 per cent of adults take part in one specific sport every week.

# esri - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

People with disability 'more likely to experience workplace discrimination'

A new study shows only 36 per cent of people with disabilities are active in the labour market, less than half the rate for others.

# esri - Monday 14 January, 2013

Saving index falls to record low with 48 per cent not saving at all

60 per cent of people say that government policy discourages saving.

# esri - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Ireland retains highest birth rate of any EU country

An ESRI study shows a larger proportion of the Irish population having children than any other EU member state.

# esri - Friday 14 December, 2012

Poll: Does Ireland have a discrimination problem? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland have a discrimination problem?

ESRI research says black people, women, and those aged over 45 all experience discrimination. How bad is the problem?