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25/06/2018

Moving from Welfare to Work: Low Work Intensity Households and the Quality of Supportive Services (146)
Moving from Welfare to Work, finds that Ireland’s social welfare and employment support system, e.g. Intreo does reasonably well in supporting people into paid work, but there is a need to have a greater focus on the household. This means encouraging and supporting into jobs partners of people who are unemployed, lone parents, people with a disability and their carers who wish to enter employment.

    Moving from Welfare to Work: Low Work Intensity Households and the Quality of Supportive Services

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25/04/2018

Urban Development Land, Housing and Infrastructure: Fixing Ireland's Broken System (145)
The State must drive the provision of housing and urban development. The Irish housing system is speculative, volatile and expensive. The urban land system is dysfunctional: land is not available in appropriate locations at a cost that will allow affordable housing to be provided. This is the message from the National Economic and Social Council (NESC) in this report.

    Urban Development Land, Housing and Infrastructure: Fixing Ireland's Broken System

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25/10/2017

Moving Towards the Circular Economy in Ireland (144)
This report finds that there is momentum in circular economy practices in Ireland, but action is needed to build on the early advantage. This report highlights some of the leaders in the Irish circular economy, whose products and services keep resources in use for longer, extract the maximum value from them and recover products and materials. The report includes ten case studies of businesses and social enterprises. The research, by Dr Simon O’Rafferty, highlights the opportunities available for businesses and social enterprises, while drawing attention to the regulatory and social challenges in facilitating the transition to a circular economy.

    Moving Towards the Circular Economy in Ireland

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