More than eight out of 10 jobseekers would earn at least 40 per cent more in employment than from benefits, research from the ESRI has found. (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times)

The majority of jobseekers would earn more in employment than from benefits, a new survey from the ESRI has found. However, there is still a small co(...)

Among those people in employment or unemployed facing a situation where work pays less than welfare, more than 70 per cent chose work rather than welfare.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Getting a job pays more than staying on welfare for the vast majority of people even when in-work costs like childcare and travel are taken into accou(...)

The research shows that  between 2009 and 2014, the greatest losses were those suffered by the highest 10 per cent of household income.

The austerity budgets of the 2009 to 2014 period hit high-income households hardest, a report from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (right) and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin at a post-budget press conference. photograph: aidan crawley

The wide range of measures announced in Budget 2014 means it will take some time to come to firm conclusions about its overall impact on the distribut(...)