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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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Investment in Education and Economic Growth on the Island of Ireland 

    FitzGerald, John (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2019)
    Looking at the post-War years, this paper considers how investment in education developed using different models and following different trajectories in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The result has been a very different ...
  • Ireland in 2040: Urbanization, demographics and housing 

    Lyons, Ronan C. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 2018)
    Ireland during the 20th century was a demographic outlier, rather than an economic one. With a swingtowards population growth, rather than away from it, during the 21st century, this outlier status will persist. However, ...
  • 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 ...