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Ireland has largely bucked the trend towards income inequality seen in other countries such as the UK and the US

Household incomes in the Republic have grown rapidly by international standards over the past 30 years, more than doubling since 1987, a study by the(...)

Prof Tim Callan of the  the ESRI found bigger adjustments to the tax system would have been needed to ensure  expected wage inflation did not eat into the value of wage increases. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The budget did not do enough to adjust the tax and welfare systems for the expected rise in wages next year, an analysis from the Economic and Social(...)

Prof Tim Callan: “Higher welfare payments helped to ensure that incomes for those relying on social welfare benefits rose in line with general incomes.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

October’s budget delivered modest gains to most Irish households with those on lower incomes faring marginally better than others, according to an ana(...)

The conference heard income growth in Ireland was flat during the 1970s and 1980s but then rose sharply until 2008

Rising income inequality in parts of the UK has been widely blamed for the British vote to leave the EU, but it is “very hard” to pin down a direct co(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoeearlier this week highlighted the potential adverse impact of a Brexit on Government projections for the public finances and growth.

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned that its growth forecasts for the Irish economy will be downgraded significantly if the U(...)

 Tim Callan from the ESRI. The think tank has said that raising the minimum wage is an inefficient way to reduce poverty. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Raising the minimum wage is an inefficient way to reduce poverty, according to the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). A study by the econ(...)

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(...)