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# esri - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Consumers saving 'less than they think they should'

Some 55 per cent of people believe they are saving less than they ought to – while the number of those saving anything at all has declined, according to new data.

# esri - Friday 23 March, 2012

Only nine per cent of Irish Travellers are over 50

For the first time, a study on the consequences of being party of a disadvantaged group has been carried out.

# esri - Monday 19 March, 2012

Changing role of Irish women over past 50 years reflected in relationships

The dramatic shift in the role of women in Irish society over the past 50 years has been reflected in changing kinds of familial and relationship issues, a leading relationship expert has said.

# esri - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

ESRI: Ireland needs tougher financial regulation

The think-tank says that consumers are paying too much for financial products and taking on too much risk.

# esri - Friday 24 February, 2012

ESRI: Austerity is working - and there are few other alternatives

In a report published today, the think-tank forecast that Ireland’s economy will grow by 0.9 per cent this year.

# esri - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Consumer sentiment picks up after December dip - but shoppers still gloomy

The latest consumer sentiment index indicates that heightened concerns over the eurozone last month have eased somewhat.

# esri - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI

In a major new report, the Economic and Social Research Institute suggests pharmacies should display their prices in-store and offer more generic drugs.

# esri - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Girls' primary schools spend more time teaching religion - study

An ESRI study examining the use of classroom time in primary schools shows boys spend more time on PE, history and geography.

# esri - Monday 9 January, 2012

Euro jitters and Budget 2012 dull consumers' moods

The KBC/ESRI index has shown that Irish consumer sentiment fell considerably in December.

# esri - Thursday 5 January, 2012

Column: Ireland faces a decade of austerity – so let’s not waste it

Economists tell us we’ve got ten years of financial difficulty – so do we want to buckle under, or use this opportunity to reshape Ireland? Aaron McKenna writes.

# esri - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Ireland faces austerity 'for as long as anyone can look forward'

Economist Joe Durkan has warned austerity will not end with the bailout deal in 2015 – and rejected criticisms of the ESRI.

# esri - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

'Streaming' in schools is bad for students - ESRI

Grouping students according to their ability leads to a fall in average student performance, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Poorest have the worst experience of public services in Ireland

A new ESRI study on public services has found that Irish people give the health system a lower rating than that of almost every other system in western Europe.

# esri - Monday 12 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

What does the average family in Ireland look like?

The traditional model of a married couple making up a family is in decline, according to a major new study which looked at family structures in Ireland.

# esri - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Public sector pensions hit (a bit) by new levy, mixed news on the money front, how Dublin is better than Paris, and how often do men really think about naughty things?

Eurozone finance ministers look to IMF for help as bailout fund falls short

It’s now feared the European Financial Stability Fund does not have sufficient firepower to rescue distressed countries.

Ireland faces another Great Depression, warns ESRI economist

The dire forecast came as the think tank significantly reduced its economic predictions for Ireland in 2012.

# esri - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

One in four children have special educational needs - study

Teachers and parents believe up to 25 per cent of nine-year-olds have a special learning need, new research has shown.

# esri - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Consumer sentiment shows surprise increase in October

Irish consumers became more positive in October, apparently finding more reasons to be optimistic about the economic outlook.

Poll: Have you experienced inequality in the workplace? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you experienced inequality in the workplace?

A new ESRI study appears to suggest that the battle for equality in the workplace has not been hit by the recession – in fact, more Irish workplaces have a formal equality policy in place than ever. Have you ever been a victim of workplace inequality?

Recession had no major effect on workplace equality - study

The study, by the ESRI, looks at the impact of equality policies and flexible working on employees, comparing data from 2003 and 2009.

# esri - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

How to boost job prospects for the unemployed? The ESRI thinks it has the answers

New research suggests training in how to conduct job searches and schemes which subsidise employers to take on workers are most likely to be successful.

ESRI report warns of effect of 'optimism bias' on value of infrastructure projects

A new study from the ESRI says that rail projects typically overestimate their projected passenger levels, while road projects underestimate their traffic growth.

# esri - 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# esri - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

€4 billion ‘should be cut in Budget 2012′

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council says the government needs to cut €4 billion from its spending if the state is expected to meet its 2015 deficit target.

# esri - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Two arrests over Meath drugs haul, fears for hundreds of jobs at Aviva, how hurling is now a ‘foreign game’, and proof that death and taxes really are certainties in life…

Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education'

The system has come under fire in a wide-ranging new study which says many teachers simply ‘cover the course’.

# esri - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

Front-loaded budget ‘could push economy to breaking point’

The KBC/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index is virtually unchanged, but shows a worrying emerging trend in the medium term.

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.

# esri - 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# esri - Monday 15 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really should know this morning…

# esri - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Summer sales fail to bring out the shoppers

KBC says consumer sentiment fell in July, despite aggressive price cuts by retailers, with shoppers fearing for the future.

# esri - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Hopes for recovery take a blow as Irish consumers increase savings

The Nationwide/ESRI savings index shows a significant increase in the amount of cash that worried consumers are keeping aside.

# esri - Thursday 30 June, 2011

From The42 Attendance levels on the rise again, says Irish Sports Council Crowded House?

Attendance levels on the rise again, says Irish Sports Council

No prizes for guessing what the country’s most popular spectator sport is.

# esri - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Consumer sentiment slips back to February levels

Latest consumer sentiment data shows a drop in June as people continue to worry about the economic outlook, retaining their jobs and a likely ECB interest rate hike in July.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…