Classroom data: ESRI study says mixed-age classes can have a negative impact on primary-school girls. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Teaching children from different age brackets in the same class has a negative effect on girls, but little or no impact on boys, a study of Irish pri(...)

The average  rent for a house in Dublin is  11.7 per cent lower than it was  seven years ago.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The growing cost of renting a home in the Dublin region is “worrying” and impacting on the affordability of living in the capital, said the director (...)

“People that are categorised as having a disability are not expected or helped to move into the labour market” - Dr Dorothy Watson

Children and adults with disabilities in Ireland face significant barriers in education, the labour market and in adult life, an ESRI multi-disciplina(...)

Dr Maev-Ann Wren of the ESRI, lead author of a report on stroke survivors from the ESRI and the Irish Heart Foundation: it says community and inpatient rehabilitation for stroke survivors is poorly resourced  and there are wide regional variations in services

Rehabilitating stroke survivors in the community could save the health service between €2 million and €7 million a year and free up more than 24,000 (...)

Up to 10 community workers will have their fees for the BA in housing and community studies paid under the scheme, which is being funded by an anonymous donor. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tackling the Dublin housing crisis effectively will require not just better planning but also the input of qualified professionals from the communitie(...)

Nama says it has identified potential for up to 25,000 new housing units in sites linked to its debtors.The agency said funding was already in place t(...)

The recent surge in house prices, most notably in Dublin, has been blamed almost entirely on a chronic lack of supply.  Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

The volume of construction in Ireland’s residential property sector is continuing to fall despite the acute housing shortages in Dublin and elsewhere.(...)

Prof John FitzGerald: “Currently, we have a model where we bring in multinationals because of our low corporation tax and we’re coming under a lot of pressure for our rate to be increased.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland must end its dependence on low corporation tax to support its economy, according to a leading economist at the Economic and Social Research(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs James Reilly and Dublin Rape Crisis Centre chief executive Ellen O’Malley Dunlop at the launch of the DRCC’s 2013 annual report. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

Increasing levels of violence are accompanying rape, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has said, and “particularly concerning” was the way social media i(...)

Ireland’s education system is grossly unfair, with a knock-on negative effect on health. Educational attainment, not just years in school, is such a m(...)