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# esri - Thursday 23 June, 2022

ESRI says Ireland's economy to grow significantly with inflation estimated to be around 7%
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

ESRI says Ireland's economy to grow significantly with inflation estimated to be around 7%

Thu 7:19 AM 19,453 Views 45 Comments

Inflation is set to increase but unemployment is to drop.

# esri - Monday 20 June, 2022

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Levels of depression almost doubled among young people during the pandemic

Jun 20th 2022, 6:30 AM 12,500 Views 28 Comments

Widespread mental health issues, particularly among young women are of ‘significant concern’.

# esri - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate
# ESRI
# ESRI

Report finds number of households in energy poverty now at highest recorded rate

Jun 16th 2022, 6:15 AM 8,870 Views 11 Comments

The estimate is based on energy inflation observed from January 2021 to April 2022.

# esri - Friday 10 June, 2022

Warning over linking unemployment benefits to previous earnings
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Warning over linking unemployment benefits to previous earnings

Jun 10th 2022, 12:11 PM 31,315 Views 32 Comments

The Economic and Social Research Institute said the move would give rise to weaker financial work incentives unless capped or time-limited.

# esri - Thursday 26 May, 2022

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?
# Housing
# Housing

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

May 26th 2022, 9:15 AM 30,689 Views 67 Comments

A new study has found that more than half of renting households receive State support.

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs
# Housing Costs
# Housing Costs

More than half of renting households receive support for housing costs

May 26th 2022, 8:10 AM 14,214 Views 30 Comments

The new report by the Economic and Social Research Institute looks at housing supports for low-income renters.

# esri - Tuesday 24 May, 2022

Undocumented migrants need government schemes to gain access to services, says ESRI
# Undocumented
# Undocumented

Undocumented migrants need government schemes to gain access to services, says ESRI

May 24th 2022, 7:30 AM 10,012 Views 9 Comments

‘In cases where a migrant’s residence becomes undocumented, care should be taken to ensure they are not afraid to access basic services.’

# esri - Saturday 30 April, 2022

After Moscow follows through on gas cut threat, 'all bets are off' on Europe's Russian supply
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

After Moscow follows through on gas cut threat, 'all bets are off' on Europe's Russian supply

Apr 30th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,650 Views 24 Comments
  • Russia may have 'crossed the Rubicon' by halting gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria this week, experts say.
  • The move by Gazprom throws into question assumptions about Russia's unwillingness to retaliate using its energy exports.
  • Ireland imports no gas directly from Russia but a loss of Russian supply to Europe could further push up global prices.

# esri - Monday 11 April, 2022

Raise social welfare rates to shield struggling households from spiralling inflation, experts say
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Raise social welfare rates to shield struggling households from spiralling inflation, experts say

Apr 11th 2022, 12:05 AM 52,274 Views 58 Comments
  • Current social welfare rates were set last year when inflation was expected to peak at 4.5% annually.
  • But with prices on the march, household earnings are now expected to fall in real terms in 2022 for the first time since 2013.
  • Economists say raising core social welfare raise on a temporary basis could be the best way of protecting low-income households.

# esri - Sunday 27 March, 2022

Ireland's inflation shock explained: The factors driving up prices here and across the globe
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Ireland's inflation shock explained: The factors driving up prices here and across the globe

Mar 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 47,913 Views 32 Comments
  • "What we have at present is pretty much all being driven by international factors," one economist said.
  • Issues around energy, food and fertiliser supplies have all reared their heads as a consequence of the war in Ukraine.
  • Consumer sentiment has dipped amid rising prices, raising some concern about Ireland's economic prospects this year.

# esri - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Disposable incomes to fall for the first time since 2012 amid rampant inflation, economists say
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Disposable incomes to fall for the first time since 2012 amid rampant inflation, economists say

Updated Mar 23rd 2022, 10:00 AM 36,740 Views 56 Comments

The combined impact of higher prices and greater uncertainty in global trade from the war in Ukraine is likely to weaken Irish growth this year.

# esri - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Ireland better than Northern Ireland on life expectancy and infant mortality, finds report
# Shared Island Unit
# Shared Island Unit

Ireland better than Northern Ireland on life expectancy and infant mortality, finds report

Mar 10th 2022, 6:51 AM 6,702 Views 4 Comments

The major difference between the two systems is the absence of a universal healthcare system in Ireland.

# esri - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Explainer: How reliant is Ireland on Russian energy - and why are gas and oil prices rising?
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Explainer: How reliant is Ireland on Russian energy - and why are gas and oil prices rising?

Mar 3rd 2022, 1:52 PM 60,845 Views 40 Comments

“When it comes to a global energy shortage, the implications are far more devastating in developing countries,” one economist said.

# esri - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Targeted welfare payments would ease cost of living pressure on lower-income workers, experts say
# Inflation
# Inflation

Targeted welfare payments would ease cost of living pressure on lower-income workers, experts say

Updated Feb 9th 2022, 9:14 PM 38,991 Views 33 Comments

The Government is to unveil a “substantial” package of measures tomorrow, the Tánaiste told Fine Gael TDs.

# esri - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Traditional remedies might not work. So how will we cure the surging cost of living?
# Inflation
# Inflation

Traditional remedies might not work. So how will we cure the surging cost of living?

Feb 6th 2022, 12:05 AM 29,591 Views 35 Comments
  • Almost everything is more expensive than it was a year ago, from energy to fuel to bathroom fittings and Big Macs.
  • Usually, governments might cut public spending and central bankers could hike interest rates in response.
  • But economists say the logic of traditional remedies is 'debatable' in the unprecedented context of the pandemic.

# esri - Saturday 29 January, 2022

A rise in 'enjoyment' and less boredom: How Ireland feels about the reopening
# Covid Measures
# Covid Measures

A rise in 'enjoyment' and less boredom: How Ireland feels about the reopening

Jan 29th 2022, 8:30 AM 14,144 Views 9 Comments

According to a survey held on Monday, a lot more people are enjoying themselves again – but there is a sense of unease, too.

# esri - Tuesday 25 January, 2022

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

Clear climate information can strongly affect support for action, Irish study finds

Updated Jan 25th 2022, 1:21 PM 13,221 Views 23 Comments
  • A new Irish study has investigated the public's understanding of climate change and how it affects support for action, Lauren Boland reports.
  • People who are provided with information about climate change and its causes are more likely to be in favour of measures to tackle it.
  • But we tend to underestimate the benefits of high-impact actions, such as eating less meat, and overestimate low-impact actions like recycling.

# esri - Wednesday 12 January, 2022

Minimum wage rise leads to less hours in some cases - but workers still benefit overall
# ESRI
# ESRI

Minimum wage rise leads to less hours in some cases - but workers still benefit overall

Jan 12th 2022, 7:17 AM 20,214 Views 9 Comments

Following recommendations from the Low Pay Commission, the Irish minimum wage has increased on a yearly basis from 2016 onwards.

# esri - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Incoming cold snap looks likely to bring inflated Irish energy bills with it in early 2022
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

Incoming cold snap looks likely to bring inflated Irish energy bills with it in early 2022

Dec 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 69,122 Views 49 Comments
  • The arrival of freezing temperatures in parts of Europe will likely increase European demand for natural gas.
  • While the forecast for Ireland is comparatively mild, supplies of gas are in relatively short supply across Europe due to a number of factors.
  • This could further increase wholesale gas prices, in turn, fueling electricity and gas bill hikes as soon as January.

# esri - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Brexit drives slump in Irish imports from Britain while cross-border trade flourishes
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

Brexit drives slump in Irish imports from Britain while cross-border trade flourishes

Dec 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 26,092 Views 16 Comments

The food and beverage sector has been particularly affected by the changes, according to the ESRI.

# esri - Thursday 16 December, 2021

Irish economy to grow by 13.6% by end of 2021, as unemployment rate falls to 7%
# Economic Growth
# Economic Growth

Irish economy to grow by 13.6% by end of 2021, as unemployment rate falls to 7%

Dec 16th 2021, 9:02 AM 18,462 Views 33 Comments

The domestic economy is set to have increased by 6.2%, due to an increase in household spending.

# esri - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study
# ESRI
# ESRI

A fifth of young men and a third of young women experiencing depression symptoms - Irish study

Dec 14th 2021, 6:50 AM 19,270 Views 18 Comments

The ESRI study shows that 22% of men and 32% of women aged 20 scored highly for symptoms of depression.

# esri - Wednesday 8 December, 2021

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'
# Growing Up
# Growing Up

Strong relationships with parents, peers and teachers 'key to child and adolescent wellbeing'

Dec 8th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,523 Views 8 Comments

The latest in the Growing Up In Ireland research is published today.

# esri - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit is fuelling a boom in cross-border trade. But why? And what does it mean for the island?

Nov 23rd 2021, 12:05 AM 36,964 Views 15 Comments
  • In the year to September, the value of imports to the Republic from the North grew by 60% to almost €2.6 billion.
  • The value of goods going the opposite direction rose by almost 50% over the same period last year to €2.8 billion.
  • The changes have been born of necessity rather than politics or questions of identity, Ian Curran writes.

# esri - Saturday 16 October, 2021

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'
# Young Adults
# Young Adults

'Good reasons for concern': Young face worrying circumstances despite Budget's 'youthful tinge'

Oct 16th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,660 Views 15 Comments
  • The pandemic has compounded long-standing issues around accommodation costs, low pay and job precarity, Ian Curran writes.
  • Workers in their 20s are now spending more on rent and earning less in real terms than their parents did.
  • Some of these issues are "particularly troublesome" for women, economists say,

# esri - Friday 15 October, 2021

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising
# ESRI
# ESRI

ESRI warns of 'real cuts' to low-income families and retired couples if prices keep rising

Oct 15th 2021, 8:17 AM 12,794 Views 20 Comments

The research into Tuesday’s budget was published by the Economic and Social Research Institute.

# esri - Thursday 7 October, 2021

'Order being restored' to public finances at a faster pace than expected, economists say
# Debt And Taxes
# Debt And Taxes

'Order being restored' to public finances at a faster pace than expected, economists say

Oct 7th 2021, 6:00 AM 14,191 Views 11 Comments

“Significant investments” in housing, climate change and healthcare will be required, the ESRI said.

# esri - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?
# Energy Crisis
# Energy Crisis

Supply and demand: What's behind the surge in Irish and European energy prices this year?

Sep 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,227 Views 45 Comments
  • Demand for gas and electricity has surged this year as economies reopened and businesses ramped back up.
  • European benchmark gas prices have tripled as a result.
  • The problems have been exacerbated in Ireland by the temporary closure of two gas-fired power stations.

# esri - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families
# Housing Crisis
# Housing Crisis

Lone parents and their children account for more than half of all homeless families

Sep 14th 2021, 7:36 AM 14,043 Views 9 Comments

Less than 25% of lone parents reported home-ownership, compared with 70% of the total population.

# esri - Sunday 8 August, 2021

Why events like 'Merrion Gate' can lead to reduced public compliance with Covid rules
# Controversy
# Controversy

Why events like 'Merrion Gate' can lead to reduced public compliance with Covid rules

Aug 8th 2021, 12:05 AM 34,562 Views 85 Comments
  • After Golfgate, experts noticed a slight decrease in how much people believed others were complying.
  • Orla Dwyer reports that researchers will be keeping an eye to see if a similar effect happens in the wake of Merrion Gate.
  • Perceptions of how other people behave is "strongly related" to our own Covid behaviours, according to the ESRI's Dr Shane Timmons.

# esri - Saturday 3 July, 2021

'Money can actually put people off': Why a €150 vaccine bonus for under-25s may not work
# Financial Incentives
# Financial Incentives

'Money can actually put people off': Why a €150 vaccine bonus for under-25s may not work

Jul 3rd 2021, 9:00 AM 32,628 Views 95 Comments

The idea was mooted by a Fianna Fáil TD earlier this week.

# esri - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers
# Vaccine Passes
# Vaccine Passes

Another fine mess: Vaccine pass proposal for indoor dining sends a peculiar message to young workers

Jun 30th 2021, 11:17 AM 18,279 Views 66 Comments

How exactly it will work is far from obvious.

# esri - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Prospects improve for Irish economy as ESRI expects 'substantial growth'
# Economy
# Economy

Prospects improve for Irish economy as ESRI expects 'substantial growth'

Jun 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,994 Views 7 Comments

The think-tank has outlined its forecasts for the Irish economy in a new report.

# esri - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI
# Public Opinion
# Public Opinion

Ireland's Covid measures consistently less restrictive than majority wanted – ESRI

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:29 AM 14,432 Views 64 Comments

‘Overwhelming majority’ have supported public health measures and would have preferred them to be more restrictive.

# esri - Monday 21 June, 2021

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI
# Pandemic Payments
# Pandemic Payments

Over 95% on PUP would be financially better off in employment – ESRI

Jun 21st 2021, 7:57 AM 18,724 Views 31 Comments

The payment is not a disincentive to employment, new research has found.

# esri - Thursday 17 June, 2021

Vaccine hesitancy linked to lack of knowledge on benefits of jab, study suggests
# ESRI
# ESRI

Vaccine hesitancy linked to lack of knowledge on benefits of jab, study suggests

Jun 17th 2021, 7:07 AM 19,457 Views 77 Comments

People who are less likely to follow news coverage about Covid-19 are more likely to be vaccine hesitant, the research found.

# esri - Thursday 3 June, 2021

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI
# Solutions
# Solutions

The government could help solve the housing crisis if it borrowed several billion euro, says ESRI

Jun 3rd 2021, 8:00 AM 14,352 Views 62 Comments

Ireland faces another decade of rising prices and rents unless the government spends money building homes, the ESRI says.

# esri - Monday 31 May, 2021

Covid restriction compliance fell to lowest level since last summer ahead of May reopenings
# NPHET Minutes
# NPHET Minutes

Covid restriction compliance fell to lowest level since last summer ahead of May reopenings

May 31st 2021, 5:58 PM 28,531 Views 74 Comments

The level of worry about Covid-19 and compliance with restrictions both had a “particularly steep fall” towards the end of April.

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows
# Young People
# Young People

Relationship breakdowns and parental job losses 'key triggers' for child poverty, research shows

May 31st 2021, 6:00 AM 9,608 Views 13 Comments

The ESRI found that around four in ten young people surveyed experienced at least one spell of poverty between 2007 and 2017.

# esri - Friday 21 May, 2021

Higher, more progressive taxes could be needed to fund future government spending, says ESRI
# Taxing Matter
# Taxing Matter

Higher, more progressive taxes could be needed to fund future government spending, says ESRI

May 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 21,704 Views 90 Comments

Unwinding ‘questionable’ tax reliefs that distort the property market could also be considered.

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