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  • An approach to estimating the effects of financing system change on Irish healthcare expenditure 

    Wren, Maev-Ann; Connolly, Sheelah; Cunningham, Nathan (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2016)
    The Irish healthcare system is a complex mix of public and private. The system is predominantly tax-financed (in 2013, 77 per cent of healthcare financing came from general taxation revenues); however, private health ...
  • Building research capacity in the social sciences ? alternatives approaches 

    Ruane, Frances; Whelan, Brendan J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2011)
    In contrast to previous decades, the past decade has seen major investments by the Irish government in the national research capacity. As part of this investment, there has been a significant investment in the social ...
  • Business in a Compressed Economy 

    Brady, Gerard (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
    COVID-19 has led to the sharpest compression of economic activity in living memory (OECD, 2020). The recent roadmap published by Government gives clarity on when sectors may expect to be allowed re-open again, but ‘normal’ ...
  • Changing morbidity patterns in Ireland 1996-2006 

    Armstrong, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    The aim of this study is to examine changing patterns of morbidity (and healthcare utilisation) in Ireland and consider the impact of these changing patterns on the need for health services using health insurance data. ...
  • A Coded Taxonomy of the Statistical Indicators for Global Reporting of Targets within the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 

    Murphy, Enda; Walsh, Patrick Paul (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
    In 2015, 193 UN member countries signed Resolution A/RES/70/1 2030 – ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. The United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) lie at the heart ...
  • Competitiveness on the Island of Ireland 

    Johnston, Richard; Ruane, Frances; Heery, Laura (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2019)
    This paper considers Ireland and Northern Ireland’s relative international competitive performance across four policy input domains: education and skills; research, development & innovation; infrastructure and the business ...
  • Covid19 and Inequality in Ireland: Initial Insights 

    Cohen, Shana (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
    The issue of low pay was important before the pandemic but has become even more visible because of unemployment rates and the necessity of government intervention. The data available before the pandemic indicate the ...
  • Covid19 and the Northern Irish Economy: Initial Insights 

    Lambe, Conor (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
    During today’s symposium, I'm going to share some thoughts on the initial impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the Northern Ireland economy, focusing on three broad areas. I will start by highlighting some points ...
  • Delivering integrated policy and services for children 

    Langford, S. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2007)
    The Irish Public Service has been relatively strong historically in the area of policy formulation. I have come to the conclusion, however, that we are relatively weak when it comes to implementation and many good policies ...
  • Delivering on the National Planning Framework 

    Hogan, Paul (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2018)
    The National Planning Framework (NPF) was published by Government together with the National Development Plan, as ‘Project Ireland 2040’, in February 2018. An explanation of how the National Planning Framework will be ...
  • Developing Solutions and Informing Irish Policymakers across the Pillars of Climate, Water, and Sustainability 

    Stewart, Dorothy (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
    This paper provides a brief overview of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research programme within the context of the science policy interface. The paper asserts that robust evidence is necessary to inform the ...
  • Economic and Fiscal Policy since 1997: What Caused the Crisis and How Should It Be Rectified? 

    Horan, Blair (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    In this paper I propose to examine the background to the current crisis which involves both a contraction in the economy due in part to the global crisis, and a collapse in the tax base due to the disappearance of property ...
  • The equality impact of the unemployment crisis 

    Kelly, Elish; Kingston, Gillian; Russell, Helen; McGinnity, Frances (Statistical and Social Inquiry Statistical Society of Ireland, 2015)
    The extent of the Great Recession in Ireland is well documented. Real GDP fell by 10 per cent between 2008 and 2010 (Barrett and McGuinness, 2012). The impact that this large fall in economic activity had on the country’s ...
  • Estimating the Prevalence of Asymptomatic Cases of Covid-19 in Our Communities 

    Comiskey, Catherine (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
    Resource planning in healthcare is dependent on many factors from the scale of the health challenge to the available human and infrastructural resources. With the sudden and unforeseen scale of the Covid-19 pandemic across ...
  • The European Statistics Code of Practice as a pillar to strengthen public trust and enhance quality in official statistics 

    Radermacher, Walter J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2014)
  • Explaining the Belated Emergence of Social Protest in Ireland Between 2009 and 2014 

    Layte, Richard; Landy, David (SSISI, 2017)
    In the summer of 2009, Ireland was the first European country to officially enter recession following the fiscal crisis which had enveloped the international banking system following the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in ...
  • Firms and Trade on the Island of Ireland 

    Lawless, Martina (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2019)
    This paper documents the broad patterns of firm sales and participation in trade for Northern Ireland and Ireland. Looking across sectors and firm size groups, it examines the distribution of cross-border trade with a ...
  • Fiscal Adjustment and Macroeconomic Re-balancing in Ireland 

    McCarthy, Colm (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    In the five quarters from 2008 Q1 to 2009 Q2, Ireland.s real GNP, seasonally adjusted, has fallen by 13.5%. The unemployment rate has risen by eight points, labour force participation has fallen and emigration has resumed. ...
  • The Future is Now: The Science-Policy Interface for Achieving Sustainable Development 

    Bonini, Astra (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2020)
    Strengthening the Science Policy Interface, at all levels of governance, is a key means of implementation the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This short paper addresses our most recent and important reports ...
  • Globalisation, Inequality and Populism 

    Nolan, Brian (SSISI, 2017)
    Inequality in the distribution of income and wealth among individuals has now come to the fore as a core concern across the industrialised world. In 2013 then President of the United States Barack Obama identified rising ...