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From TheJournal.ie Ireland has third highest weekly hours of 'unpaid work' across EU Report

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tax rises should be considered in October's Budget to prevent economy overheating, ESRI recommends Hot Hot Heat

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”.

From TheJournal.ie ESRI warns that carbon taxes 'often regressive in nature' Climate Change

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how various post-Brexit scenarios could impact the Irish economy Deal Or No Deal

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households Department Of Finance

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.

From TheJournal.ie How the 50c minimum wage increase affected wage inequality ESRI

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.

From TheJournal.ie Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises Education

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.

From TheJournal.ie Children who own mobile phones at younger age perform worse in reading and maths tests Screen Time

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.

From TheJournal.ie Black non-Irish people five times more likely to experience discrimination seeking work in Ireland Diversity

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.

From TheJournal.ie Corporate tax reliance leaves us 'highly vulnerable to the relocation of even one large company' ESRI

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.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas spending: We're not in 'panic mode' but Brexit is putting the brakes on plans to splash the cash Hitting Home

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.

From TheJournal.ie Unaccompanied minors waiting years for clarity on immigration status European Migration Network

Unaccompanied minors waiting years for clarity on immigration status

175 unaccompanied minors were referred to child and family agency Tusla in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled Long Hours

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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes' On The Up

Taoiseach: 'Householders will have to pay more to fill their cars, for electricity and gas under carbon tax hikes'

Varadkar said the increase in carbon taxes will be needed over the next number of years.

From TheJournal.ie For Ireland to build the houses it needs, it'll need foreign workers... but they won't be able to afford the rent Boom Boom

For Ireland to build the houses it needs, it'll need foreign workers... but they won't be able to afford the rent

This would be necessary if housing supply was to increase as planned, the ESRI has said.

From TheJournal.ie Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people Study

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Austerity policies had a greater impact on women than men Budgetary Policy

Austerity policies had a greater impact on women than men

Reductions in Child Benefit and other welfare payments accounted for most of the disparity.

From TheJournal.ie 'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage Low Pay Commission

'Low wage trap': Part-time employees and non-Irish nationals more likely to stay on minimum wage

Those on minimum wage are more likely to transition to higher pay than remain on the minimum wage, a study showed.

From TheJournal.ie One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services ESRI

One in five disability discrimination reports are about health services

People with disabilities are more likely to experience discrimination than people who don’t have a disability.

From TheJournal.ie Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills Clouds On The Horizon

Irish consumer confidence falls sharply amid Brexit fears and increase in cost of bills

Consumer sentiment is at its lowest level since December 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth Taxes And Spending

Unemployment set to drop again but Brexit could have negative impact on Irish growth

The ESRI said a neutral Budget may be the best option next month.

From TheJournal.ie No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier Sentiment Index

No 'feel-good factor' as cautious Irish consumers feeling gloomier

Instead of consumers spending more, it’s more a matter of more consumers spending according to the KBC/ESRI sentiment index.

From TheJournal.ie Lower-income families spending 20% of their disposable incomes on childcare Working Mothers

Lower-income families spending 20% of their disposable incomes on childcare

A new study from the ESRI has looked at how the cost of childcare affects working mothers.

From TheJournal.ie A study this week found that we don’t understand PCP finance. So here it is explained Crunching Numbers

A study this week found that we don’t understand PCP finance. So here it is explained

One third of car purchases are financed through PCP contracts. Here’s how they work.

From TheJournal.ie Temporary work 'not a stepping stone' to securing a permanent job in Ireland, report finds Casual Jobs

Temporary work 'not a stepping stone' to securing a permanent job in Ireland, report finds

At least in the short term, the ESRI said.

From TheJournal.ie Despite potential benefits, Irish people are 'exceptionally resistant' to switching phone provider ESRI Study

Despite potential benefits, Irish people are 'exceptionally resistant' to switching phone provider

Customers unwilling to switch could influence the effectiveness of competition in the market, researchers said.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to the lone parent payment meant working single parents lost money Lone Parent

Changes to the lone parent payment meant working single parents lost money

A new report from the ESRI looked into the changes made to the One Parent Family Payment.

From TheJournal.ie 'It will deepen the crisis': Government warned of 'little or no scope' for tax cuts Budget 2019

'It will deepen the crisis': Government warned of 'little or no scope' for tax cuts

Today the ESRI said any tax cuts should be balanced with increases in taxation elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing Discrimination

Lone mothers and people with disabilities discriminated against when it comes to housing

New research looking into discrimination and inequality in housing in Ireland was published today.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work Mind Your Health

Ireland's health workers take the most sick days due to their work

The transport sector had the second highest number of sick days due to work related injuries and illnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the minimum wage be raised?

A previous increase in the rate did not lead to greater unemployment among minimum wage workers.

From TheJournal.ie After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings) Low Pay Commission

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

From TheJournal.ie Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity Go Walking

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity

New research found obesity levels in the greenest areas were actually higher than those with a medium amount of green space.

From TheJournal.ie Irish attitudes to immigration worse than European average, ESRI finds Diversity

Irish attitudes to immigration worse than European average, ESRI finds

It found that support for Muslim and Roma immigrants is lower than the average for 10 other EU countries.

From TheJournal.ie 'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI Overheating

'Almost impossible' to estimate how sustainable economy growth is, says ESRI

The ESRI has called for a new method of calculating national accounts to tell if the economy is at risk of overheating.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46% Hard Breakfast

Brexit could increase cost of milk, cheese and eggs by 46%

A hard Brexit could increase the cost of living by up to €1,300 per Irish household per year.

From TheJournal.ie There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month Property Bubble

There are four counties where the average rent exceeds €1,000 per month

The pressure on rent in Dublin appears to be having a ripple effect on nearby counties.

From TheJournal.ie People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

From TheJournal.ie 'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland Deprived

'Significant gap': Lone parents and those with disabilities among the most deprived in Ireland

Lone parents and adults with a disability were worse off than other people of the same age.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to how Irish couples were taxed has led to increase in married women working Social Research

Changes to how Irish couples were taxed has led to increase in married women working

The changes made in Budget 2000 caused considerable debate and controversy at the time, according to the ESRI.

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