Welcome to the website of the Irish Government Economic and Evaluation Service (IGEES), which will present analytical and statistical outputs from the Service. The site contains recent analytical papers across a range of public policy and expenditure topics.
Our most recent publications are set out below.
The papers have been prepared by members of IGEES and do not necessarily represent the policy positions of the relevant Departments, Ministers or the Government.
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This paper examines the subset of part-time workers in receipt of a partial jobseekers payment. Where eligibility criteria are satisfied, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection pays partial jobseeker payment to those who are in part-time employment and seeking full-time work. These workers are situated between full jobseeker claims and full-time employment.
This paper examines the trends in the numbers involved, and puts these in the context of survey data on overall trends in part-time employment, in particular part-time underemployment.
Finally, the analysis compares recipients of these partial jobseekers payment to all recipients of jobseeker payments. After identifying demographic and labour market characteristics on 31 December 2015, labour market outcomes are calculated and compared one year later.
This paper can be viewed here.
The decision of the United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to exit the
European Union (EU) has significant impacts across many areas. This paper’s focus is on
the links between Ireland and the UK that may affect tax and customs matters. Two
primary topics are examined – flows between the two jurisdictions that may carry customs
implications and the links of Irish based businesses to the UK and their tax contributions
to the Irish Exchequer.
The full paper can be viewed here.
This paper examines the incomes and mobility of taxpayers and the profitability of
employers in Ireland using Revenue’s tax record data. The analysis has a special focus on low income taxpayers to support the work of the Low Pay Commission.
The purpose of the research is to make the best use of Revenue’s data and to improve the evidence-base for policy making.
The full paper can be found here.