An economic united Ireland raises many questions - the big one is, who pays?
- September 8, 2020, 01:00
Like just about everything else in relation to a united Ireland, the economics is hotly contested. Much of the debate centres on support for Northern (...)
Gig economy: What is it? Who works in it? Why is it in the news?
- September 4, 2020, 10:29
What is the gig economy? Strictly speaking it’s any economic activity that involves the use of temporary or freelance workers. However, it’s become (...)
Researcher contracts under strain as economic recession looms
- July 2, 2020, 06:00
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the need for research has perhaps never been so evident. Faced with an unknown enemy, we are relying on rese(...)
Sinn Féin wants Irish unity, but do the economics make sense?
- February 13, 2020
We have yet to see how the negotiations on a new government will pan out, but having got the largest share of the popular vote, Sinn Féin is in a stro(...)
Raising minimum wage in 2018 had only ‘short-lived’ impact
- December 10, 2019, 00:15
Employers’ fears that the Government’s decision to raise the minimum wage last year would lead to job losses did not materialise, according to a study(...)
Life expectancy for children born in NI 1.6 years shorter than in South
- Irish News
- November 28, 2019, 23:18
A united Ireland is “unlikely to ruin the State” and could cost less than people assume, an economist at the Economic and Social Research Institute (E(...)
Merging two economies: How would a united Ireland add up?
- August 8, 2019, 11:18
As fears grow of a no-deal Brexit, the possibility of a Border poll on a united Ireland is back on the news agenda, even if the Government is saying i(...)
Gig-a-bite: Part-time working at pre-recessionary levels, study finds
- August 21, 2018, 00:00
The scale of the so-called gig economy isn’t as significant as some reports suggest, according to a new study by the Economic and Social Research Inst(...)
People in urban areas ‘more likely’ to face social exclusion
- Social Affairs
- July 25, 2018, 00:24
COLIN GLEESON People living in urban areas are more likely to face barriers to social inclusion, according to new research published by the Economic (...)
Temporary employees earn 20% less than permanent counterparts
- Irish News
- February 6, 2018, 13:59
About 200,000 people are working in temporary or non-permanent employment arrangements in Ireland, new official figures suggest. The research commiss(...)