Research report

2 Aug 2018

This study focused on the Australian private rental sector including formal rules (policies and regulation); organisations and structures; and informal rules (social norms and practices), and reviewed the sector in ten countries.

Audio interview

19 Feb 2018

When Ireland legalised same-sex marriage in 2015, conservatives were concerned it would impact on religious freedom.

Policy report

4 Jan 2018

This report argues that while emissions from transport have historically risen with economic growth, modal shift away from motor vehicle travel, a reduction in trips and trip lengths, and increased energy efficiency offer pathways for emission reductions.

Research report

24 Jan 2017

Rates middle-income housing affordability using the “Median Multiple,” which is the median house price divided by the median household income.

Executive Summary The 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 406 metropolitan housing markets (metropolitan areas) in nine countries (Australia, Canada, China,...

Research report

19 Jan 2017


On Easter Day 1916, the radical Irish Republican Brotherhood launched a rebellion against British rule with support from the Irish Volunteers. In the hope of inspiring a mass movement across they country, the rebels occupied a number of key buildings across Dublin...

Journal article

2 Mar 2016

Addressing the dynamics of interpersonal violence, institutionalised abuses and prisoner isolation, this article consolidates critical analyses as challenges to the essentially liberal constructions and interpretations of prisoner agency and penal reformism. Grounded in long term research with women in prison in the North of Ireland,...

Literature review

28 Feb 2016

This Evidence Check review examined organisations that have a key role in healthcare performance measurement and reporting across developed economies. A total of 34 organisations from 12 countries were included in the analysis, with the aim of identifying trends in terms of mandates, functions, structure...

Research report

10 Nov 2015

Introduction: Money for nothing?

For some years the heavy reliance of both major Australian political parties on developer donations has been known 1. One developer (Jeff McCloy) memorably told the NSW Independent Commission against Corruption (ICAC, 2014b. p.5328T) he felt like a “walking...

Research report

10 May 2015

Out on the Fields is the largest and the first international study on homophobia in sport. Nearly 9500 people took part, primarily from English speaking countries. Participants included around 25% heterosexual men and women.

Data collection, analysis and the final results were reviewed by...


9 Apr 2015

Early investment in vulnerable families, both in terms of the timing of early support or at the onset of issues, is more effective and cheaper than specialist support which is offered only once problems become complex. One of the best ways to keep children safe...

Research report

26 Mar 2015

Broadcasters in a number of nations and regions operate under content regulatory schemes designed to serve cultural and economic purposes. Most of these policies were put into place during the age of terrestrial broadcasting in which national policymakers could tightly control the availability of content...

Working paper

28 Feb 2014

New Zealand’s KiwiSaver was introduced on 1 July 2007. New Zealand’s success with the ‘soft compulsion’ of automatic enrolment has been and is continuing to be an influence in the design of opt-out schemes in the UK and Ireland. While there have been numerous changes...

Research report

20 Jan 2014

Introduction: The Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey rates housing affordability using the “Median Multiple” in the analysis of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Median Multiple is widely used for evaluating urban markets, and...

Research report

AHURI Final Report No. 170
15 Jul 2011

This report is concerned with the nature of housing occupancy for households that rent, particularly low-income and vulnerable households.

Research report

11 Jul 2011

The Department of Education and Skills asked the National Centre for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and Learning (NCE-MSTL) to review the current mathematics textbooks available for schools for Project Maths, and evaluate them using a version of the TIMSS framework already in use,...


1 Jan 2010

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) is an industry-led collaborative research centre in the field of integrated sustainable energy systems, and is jointly funded by the Irish government and industry members. It is one of the largest funded technology centres in Ireland, with a portfolio...

Research report

24 Jul 2008

This report focuses on arts-in-education provision in Ireland and makes five key recommendations to improve such provision. Arts-in-education involves artists of all disciplines (theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, music, film etc) visiting schools to present work and to engage in both short and long-term projects...

Research report

31 Oct 2007

Arising from 'The Public and the Arts' study by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2006, a series of commentators were commissioned to write about 'The Value of the Arts' from their own perspective.

Emer O'Kelly argues,

'The purpose of art is to...

Journal article

1 Jan 2000

Australia and Ireland are two countries in which the economic importance of agriculture has been steadily declining. There are few similarities in the form of agriculture in the two countries, with greater diversity of produce and larger scale evident in Australia. Despite these differences, there...



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