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1 Ireland's Central Statistics Office


Economic and Social Research Institute

Conducts social and economic research on issues such as poverty. It produces a great deal of research including a quarterly economic commentary and a medium-term review.


Irish Government Home page

Provides links to relevant Government Departments including Taoiseach, Finance, Enterprise Trade and Employment, Environment and Local Government, Health and Children, Social Welfare, Education and Science, and Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.


The Irish Central Bank


National Economic and Social Council

It carries out research and gives advice on macroeconomic and social affairs. Every three years it produces a detailed strategy document that underpins the development of social partnership agreements.


Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This is a leading international source of economic information on countries worldwide.


The United Nations

This provides access to all United Nations sites. Of special interest is the information on economic and social development of countries worldwide.


The European Union

Provides access to all the European Union official sites which contain a wealth of information and data.



Provides access to Eurostat, the statistics agency of the EU.


International Monetary Fund (IMF)

This includes information on the economies of practically ever country in the world.


The World Bank

International bank which provides assistance to developing regions.


US Federal Reserve (Central Bank) site

Provides economic information and comment.


UK Government

Provides general access to all British government websites.


The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.

The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
The Foundation is a European Union body, established in 1975 to contribute to the planning and design of better living and working conditions in Europe. It seeks to provide information, advice and expertise - on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change in Europe - for key actors in the field of EU social policy on the basis of comparative information, research and analysis.

It has an interactive database (EurLIFE) available on its website. This database addresses quality of life in Europe, offering data drawn from the Foundation's own surveys and from other published sources.