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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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
  • 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. ...
  • Institutional Design and Irish Political Reform 

    Hardiman, Niamh (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    The financial and economic crisis that erupted in 2008 exposed significant weaknesses in Irish decision-making and policy implementing processes. In contrast with other European countries in the grip of crisis, the political ...
  • The Irish statistical system – Preserving trust through quality standards 

    O’Hara, Patricia (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2014)
  • The Magnitude of the Problem 

    Croughan, David (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2010)
    The Macroeconomic and Fiscal Framework document accompanying the April 2009 Supplementary Budget detailed the measures that had been taken since July 2009 to address the weakening public finances.
  • Politicians, the bureaucracy and economic policymaking over two crises: the 1950s and today 

    Barry, Frank (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
    Recent reports into the performance of the Central Bank, the Financial Regulator and the Department of Finance in the lead-up to the current crisis identify three key weaknesses: the pressures towards `group think? within ...
  • Projecting population mortality for Ireland 

    Whelan, Shane (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2008)
    Mortality data for Ireland is analysed, for recent and long-run trends, and several methods of projecting mortality rates are outlined and the results compared. Interpretation of the results suggests that it is not ...
  • Reform of public policy-making in Ireland 

    MacCarthaigh, Muiris (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
  • Research and policy-making ? strengthening the link 

    Hearne, Ed; Watt, Robert (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2011)
    This paper reviews the current relationship between research and evidence based policy-making in Ireland. It reviews the role of the State in its broadest sense and considers relevant research required to underpin policy ...
  • Researchers imply, policymakers infer: the relationship between evidence and policy 

    Lunn, Peter D. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2013)
  • Safeguarding trust in Irish Official Statistics: A code of practice for the Irish statistical system 

    Dalton, Padraig (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2014)
    For official statistics to be of value they must be trusted. Achieving and maintaining trust requires that statistics are produced in an objective, transparent and independent manner. In many countries codes of practice ...
  • Symposium on competition policy 

    Fingleton, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1994)
  • Symposium on competition policy 

    O'Reilly, Myles (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1994)
    There are many parts of the Competition Act which need amending at the present time. There are difficulties with the following: 1. Mergers 2. Employment contracts 3. De-minimis provision 4. Appeal availability 5. ...
  • Symposium on EC Structural Funds 

    Barrett, Sean D. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1993)
    Ireland is the recipient of one of the largest foreign aid programmes in the world. Our net receipts from the EC between 1990 and 1992 averaged 6.7 per cent of GNP. The EC has three structural funds; the guidance section ...