Economic & material

Measuring Ireland's Progress: Life expectancy gains

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Central Statistics Office

Collaborative Award scheme: SFI, HRB and Wellcome Trust

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The Wellcome Trust

CORDIS Express: Ageing Europe

21st January 2015, European Commission

How well prepared is Europe to meet the needs of its ageing population? Through Horizon 2020, EU research and innovation aim to ensure that we are equipped to tackle the many challenges that an ageing Europe presents. For example, by developing new technologies like patient-focused apps or robots that can monitor and assist us at home, we can help to keep older people active and independent for longer.

Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) 2013 Results

21st January 2015, The Central Statistics Office (ROI)

The Central Statistics Office (ROI) recently (January 21 2015) released the latest data from The Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) in Ireland. SILC is a household survey covering a broad range of issues in relation to income and living conditions.  It is the official source of data on household and individual income and also provides a number of key national poverty indicators, such as the ‘at risk of poverty’ rate, the consistent poverty rate and rates of enforced deprivation.  This report presents the results for 2013 and comparable data for previous years.

Debunking ageing myths in financial decisions

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Medical Xpress