Shops shuttered on Dublin’s Grafton Street: the Republic’s unemployment rate has jumped to 16.5 per cent as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) says pandemic pay supports will “significantly” cushion the incomes of affected workers but will cos(...)

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Government measures to help workers hit by the coronavirus outbreak will “significantly” cushion incomes, the Economic and Social Research Institute ((...)

The ESRI noted that if the Government had raised the tax bands and credits in line with forecast wage growth, it would have cost €1.5 billion. Photograph: iStock

Households will see their disposable income effectively fall next year as a result of Budget 2020, which left tax bands unchanged, analysis from the E(...)

Pensions are hard to understand, partly because levels of financial literacy are generally low, ESRI research for the Pensions Authority has found.

Pensions are hard to understand, partly because levels of financial literacy are generally low, according to a series of ESRI studies. But they found (...)

The ESRI study found that gender differences were most pronounced during the austerity budgets of 2008-2012. Photograph: Istock

Women bore the brunt of Government decisions to cut welfare payments during the austerity years new research shows, with stay-at-home mothers and low-(...)

Reforming the amount of tax relief on pension contributions  is unlikely to result in increasing the saving habits of lower paid workers, according to an ESRI report.

* Reforming the amount of tax relief on pension contributions could boost exchequer funds by up to a billion euro annually, with higher earners bearin(...)

ESRI study links tax reforms to increase in female participation in the workforce.

Changes to the income tax code in favour of married women have led to a significant increase in the number of women in employment, according to a new (...)