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A high frequency model of the COVID-19 pandemic

This paper describes a high frequency database and model developed from both the economic and medical literature. This was used to provide a daily statistics and measures throughout the first wave of the pandemic in Ireland and across the globe … Continue reading

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Focused Policy Assessment of the Early Childhood Care and Education Higher Capitation Payment

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Higher Capitation (HC) payment is a key Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) policy lever that encourages ECCE Programme service providers to hire experienced graduates as Programme Room Leaders, and aims, thereby, … Continue reading

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Focused Policy Assessment of Housing Adaptation Grants

As part of the reformed multi-annual budgetary framework, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government undertook a Focused Policy Assessment of the Housing Adaptation Grant (HAG) schemes. These schemes are aimed at assisting people to carry out works and … Continue reading

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The Use of Carbon Tax Funds in 2020

In Budget 2020, the Minister for Finance announced that the projected revenue raised by a €6 increase of the carbon tax in 2020 will be ring-fenced to protect those most exposed to higher fuel and energy costs, to support a … Continue reading

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