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Irish households face the largest drop in living standards since the 2008 financial crisis, warns ESRI

Irish households face the largest drop in living standards since the 2008 financial crisis, warns ESRI

Irish households are facing the largest decline in living standards since the financial crisis in 2008 as earnings do not keep pace with rising inflation, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has warned. The institute also predicts a possible slowdown in house price growth due to rising interest rates. In its latest summer commentary, …

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Warning for linking unemployment benefits to previous income

Warning for linking unemployment benefits to previous income

Linking unemployment benefits to previous incomes would give rise to weaker economic incentives for work if they are not limited or time-limited, research has found. The Institute of Economic and Social Research (ESRI) said there was a “coherent economic argument” for such a move, set out in the government program. However, it warned that the …

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