Tag: Ireland

  • Michael Byrne (School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD) The aim of this paper is to assess the challenges facing the Irish housing system in the light of the publication of the Government’s Housing for All strategy. One of the most remarkable features of this new strategy is its emphasis on homeownership, […]

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  • Economic Letters, Vol 2020, No. 4, Central Bank of Ireland Stephen Byrne, Dermot Coates, Enda Keenan and Tara McIndoe-Calder The Digest Series presents summaries of papers that make contributions to policy debates that have already been published by the identified authors in cited outlets. Introduction Job losses since the outbreak of COVID-19 are concentrated in […]

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  • Social Policy & Administration, 2020:1-16 Julien Mercille and Nicholas O’Neill The Digest Series presents summaries of papers that make contributions to policy debates that have already been published by the identified authors in cited outlets. Introduction The growth of private for-profit home care providers has been an uneven process in Europe. It has underlined the […]

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  • John Coakley [a] In presenting what was billed as a major government initiative in Dublin Castle on 22 October 2020, Taoiseach Micheál Martin appeared to signal a fundamental policy shift on Northern Ireland on the part of the coalition government and of his own Fianna Fáil party. Rejecting Sinn Féin demands for a “border poll” […]

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  • Over the last decade life-expectancy in Ireland has increased by 2 years for women and 3 years for men since 2008: women living to 84 years and men to 80 years in 2018. Notwithstanding the dramatic rise in life-expectancy across the EU over the last number of decades, there has been a slowdown in life-expectancy in many countries, particularly in Western Europe. In the Irish case, life-expectancy rose by 4.5 years for men and 4 years for women between 2000 and 2010.

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  • The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) Study 2018, a World Health Organization Collaborative Cross-National Study, is now available HERE

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