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The dynamics of child poverty in Ireland

June 8, 2021

The Big Picture summarises a new research paper published by the Economic and Social Research Institute that analyses child poverty in Ireland based on data from the Growing Up in Ireland survey.

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ESRI: The Implications of Covid-19 for policy in relation to children and young people

July 28, 2020

The Big Picture this week summarises a new research paper published by the ESRI that maps the potential impacts of the Covid-19 crisis on children and young people.

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Growing Up in Ireland

February 4, 2020

Our Research Officer, Dr Danielle Santanna, provides an update of the Growing Up in Ireland research, which is key to understanding the lives of children in Ireland, and will inform Early Childhood Ireland’s advocacy work, by connecting the everyday experiences and challenges in early years settings to the general trends emerging in national statistics.

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Support Effective Transitions in Early Years

July 9, 2018

On June 14th, ECI joined with the INTO for an historic seminar focusing on transitions from preschool to primary. Read the keynote address by Harold Hislop.

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EU Commission measures Ireland’s Performance on Childcare

February 28, 2017

The European Semester is the framework through which EU Member States discuss their economic and budget plans and monitor progress at specific times throughout the year. Having assessed the EU governments’ plans, the EU Commission presents each country with a set of country-specific recommendations (CSRs) focusing on what can realistically be achieved over the next 12-18 months.

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