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# esri - Friday 14 December, 2012

ESRI: Black people report highest rates of discrimination in Ireland

More than one in ten adults in Ireland say they have been discriminated against based on factors such as age, gender, disability, ethnicity, or race, according to the ESRI.

# esri - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

ESRI: One in five people are living in jobless households

The percentage of households where adults are not working has grown from 15 per cent to 22 per cent in just three years.

# esri - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey

When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.

# esri - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Absent TDs, rapper dollars and 'The Talk': The week in numbers

What percentage of 13-year-old turn to their dads for sex and relationship advice? How many eggs narrowly missed Taoiseach Enda Kenny?

# esri - Thursday 29 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Revealed: the life of a 13-year-old growing up in Ireland

Here’s what it’s like to be a young teenager living in Ireland.

# esri - 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.

# esri - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Report shows increase in people discharged from Irish hospitals

The ESRI report also showed that 46 per cent of the 25 per cent of women who delivered a baby on a public basis had an elective Caesarean section.

# esri - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is speculation about the Budget impacting on your spending?

Is the talk of possible tax hikes and benefit cuts in next month’s Budget affecting how you spend your money right now?

# esri - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Consumer sentiment stabilises after sharp decline in September

The KBC Ireland/ESRI index showed a small amount of growth though consumers still have a gloomy outlook of their household finances and unemployment.

# esri - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Ireland, the recession and shopping: why we love a good bargain

And has the recession even pushed us into liking a ‘bad bargain’?

# esri - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

What could Irish businesses learn from those in Singapore?

An ESRI study has compared the two countries as examples of countries where the number of patents is above average.

# esri - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Sharp fall in consumer sentiment in September

Experts said speculation around the budget and potential cuts to social welfare and health contributed to the decline.

# esri - Monday 1 October, 2012

National Breastfeeding Week: Irish breastfeeding rates below European neighbours'

The HSE says this year’s event will focus on the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children and mothers, and highlight how rates of breastfeeding in Ireland fall way below those of other European countries.

# esri - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Shortall, security and kicks in the bum: the week in numbers

Exactly HOW many people would be better off on the Dole? And just how many people emigrate from Ireland every day?

# esri - Thursday 27 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# esri - Monday 24 September, 2012

Literacy difficulties lead to 5 per cent reduction in earnings

A new ESRI study has examined the workplace experiences of people with literacy and numeracy difficulties.

# esri - 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.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

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.

# esri - Friday 10 August, 2012

Retail organisation urges against negative budget speculation

While consumer confidence is on the increase, Retail Excellence Ireland warns that spending continues to fall.

# esri - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Consumer sentiment in July strongest in two years

KBC Bank Ireland said influences such as the EU summit on Ireland’s bank debt, the ECB rate cut and the latest Troika review likely impacted on sentiment.

# esri - Monday 9 July, 2012

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...

…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

# esri - Monday 2 July, 2012

The maps that explain the state of Ireland's property market right now

Researchers at AIRO have put together the maps which show average prices and rents for more than 1,000 areas across the country over the past five years.

# esri - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

More than a quarter of births in Ireland are to women aged 35 and over

The major ESRI report on births found also found that one third of all births were to single mothers.

# esri - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Young men around twice as likely to emigrate as women - report

An ESRI analysis of the Census 2011 data suggests that more than one in ten men aged in their 20s have left Ireland.

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.

# esri - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI

The economic think-tank has revised the findings from a controversial working paper which it pulled earlier this week.

# esri - 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.

Column: The problems with Richard Tol's ESRI working paper

Are economists better placed than psychologists to explain why people go to work? Nat O’Connor looks at the controversial ESRI working paper.

Richard Tol: This says more about the ESRI's professionalism than mine

The academic who co-authored the controversial article which was withdrawn by the ESRI said he stands over his findings.

Calls made to prioritise training for unemployed with literacy, numeracy difficulties

New research, published today, shows training schemes for individuals with literacy problems are even more beneficial than the average.

# esri - 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.

Many would be better off on the dole rather than working, says ESRI

15 per cent of people without children and 44 per cent of people with children would be better off not working given the high costs involved.

# esri - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

ESRI index showing increasingly polarised saving behaviour

More than half of people surveyed said they are saving less per month than they think they should be saving.

# esri - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Latest consumer survey suggests fears over economy easing

KBC/ESRI consumer sentiment index rose slightly in April for the fourth month in a row.

# esri - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Breastfeeding could cut chances of childhood obesity by 50 per cent

New research shows that babies who are breastfed for six months or more have their chances of obesity by nine years cut by more than half.

# esri - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Property tax could be fairer than household charge – ESRI

The ESRI has criticised the temporary household charge, saying that they levy imposed “the greatest percentage losses on those with very low incomes”.

# esri - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Consumer sentiment brightened (slightly) in March

Consumer sentiment has risen for the third month in a row and is now at its highest level since last October according to the KBC Bank/ESRI