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# esri - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Some essential workers are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19, says ESRI

The report was compiled through data from the Labour Force Survey and the Healthy Ireland Survey.

# esri - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

ESRI: Those who live alone are at greater risk of falling below the poverty line when they retire

Researchers examined whether soon-to-be pensioners will have adequate income in retirement.

# esri - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Smoking, alcohol and poor diet: Over half of Irish 17-year-olds categorised as having 'unhealthy' lifestyles

The findings formed part of a study by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# esri - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Ibec warns of the 'sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory'

The business lobbying group forecasts Irish unemployment to level off at 16% and GDP to contract by 11% for the year.

# esri - Friday 29 May, 2020

Nearly 50% of people don't know they need to isolate with less common Covid-19 symptoms

The ESRI study suggested that there was a significant gap in people’s knowledge of when to isolate.

# esri - Thursday 28 May, 2020

ESRI warns against austerity measures in short-term as economy heals from the pandemic

The think-tank has sketched the likely impact of the virus across a range of Irish economic indicators.

# esri - Monday 25 May, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic: Fall in household spending could reduce tax revenue by 20%

Three different scenarios were analysed, going from best to worst.

# esri - Friday 22 May, 2020

Sharp fall in number of people attending emergency departments in first three months of year

The average number of daily ED attendances at the end of March was approximately half what it was at the beginning of March.

# esri - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

House prices could fall by 12% due to Covid-19, according to ESRI study

The ESRI warns that the challenges facing the construction industry may impact supply.

# esri - Friday 15 May, 2020

Most Irish people don't expect a 'return to normality' until 2021

Seven in 10 people think we’ll have some form of social distancing in place until at least June 2021.

# esri - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Are others really breaking the shutdown rules? Or is it just our perception?

Behavioural expert Dr Shane Timmons says our internal bias can dictate our perception of shutdown compliance.

# esri - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Minimum-wage sectors hard hit by Covid-19 shutdown - ESRI

Retail, accommodation and food sectors employ half of all minimum wage workers in Ireland.

# esri - Sunday 26 April, 2020

'There has been an intellectual rethinking on the whole issue of government borrowing'

Why austerity is out and public spending is back on the menu for economists.

# esri - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Covid-19 welfare schemes could cost Ireland €5 billion every three months

The figure is according to a new report from the ESRI.

# esri - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Irish economy expected to shrink by 7.1% and fall into a recession, ESRI warns

The not-for-profit institute said that the labour market “is set to face the largest one quarter shock in living memory”.

# esri - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Ireland's tax system does 'the most in Europe to reduce inequality', says ESRI

The top 10% of households earn more than 2.6 times that of the middle household in 2017

# esri - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Inter-county GAA players drink less than other men - but engage in 'potentially hazardous' drinking in the off season

The ESRI says that the commitment levels required for inter-county players could have a knock on effect on their education and careers.

# esri - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Resilient' Ireland to see further economic growth next year but at a slower rate

Researchers say Ireland has held its own in the face of tensions between the UK and Europe, and China and the US.

# esri - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Could a rent freeze work in Ireland - and what effect would it have?

Rents have increased once again despite 10% more rental properties coming onto the market, according to a report.

# esri - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

First-time buyers in Dublin are now spending an average of €375,000 for a home

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown in Dublin had the highest average house price for first-time buyers, costing €520,000.

# esri - Thursday 7 November, 2019

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

Research from ESRI shows students find the system produces a heavy workload and pressure to “cover the course”.

# esri - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

'It's not a burden, it's an opportunity': One fifth of Irish workforce aged 55 and over

Research has also revealed workers between the age of 55 and 64 are almost twice as likely than younger workers to experience a workplace fatality.

# esri - Friday 27 September, 2019

'Entirely possible' we could have another Budget within the space of a few months

Minister Paschal Donohoe has framed October’s Budget on the presumption of a no-deal Brexit.

# esri - Thursday 26 September, 2019

No-deal Brexit could push Ireland into recession, ESRI warns

The ESRI has recommended a supplementary Budget in the new year if there’s a hard Brexit.

# esri - Friday 20 September, 2019

Calories on menus 'make people order and eat less food'

Calorie counters on menus caused a 37% drop in calories consumed, according to an ESRI study.

# esri - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

A 10% increase in nursing home places would reduce hospital stays by 19,000 days

An ERSI report says that a 10% increase in the supply of home would increase hospital bed availability dramatically.

# esri - Thursday 15 August, 2019

'Approach with your eyes open': Default options can sway customers buying financial products online

Longer default options leads people to sign up for longer loan terms and pay more interest.

# esri - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU

A new report found Irish adults spend an average of 16 hours per week caring and 14.5 hours on housework.

# esri - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends

The think tank says the economy is “now effectively operating at full capacity”.

# esri - Monday 17 June, 2019

ESRI warns that carbon taxes 'often regressive in nature'

The government is looking at two models to increase carbon tax and offset the cost to householders.

# esri - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy

A new ESRI and Department of Finance report has examined what could happen in various scenarios.

# esri - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households

Irish households are in a better position to withstand “adverse shocks” than it was in 2014.

# esri - Thursday 7 March, 2019

How the 50c minimum wage increase affected wage inequality

Ireland’s minimum hourly wage is more than €2 less than the appropriate living wage recommended in a European Union report.

# esri - Thursday 17 January, 2019

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

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

# esri - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests

New research has found that four in 10 children in Ireland own a mobile phone by the age of nine.

# esri - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland

This group is also over two and a half times more likely to experience discrimination when in employment when compared to white Irish people.

# esri - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Corporate tax reliance leaves us 'highly vulnerable to the relocation of even one large company'

The ESRI has been looking at the impact Budget 2019 will have.

# 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.

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