• Wind Energy in Ireland
  • Jobless Households
  • Housing
  • Ireland's Environmental Data
  • Ireland's Five Part Crisis, Five Years On
  • NESC Secretariat Climate Change Project
  • A Strategic Review of Further Education and Training and the Unemployed
  • Sustainable Development
Ireland's Five Part Crisis, Five Years On

In 2009, NESC published Ireland’s Five Part Crisis and Challenge. Published in November 2013 Ireland’s Five Part Crisis, Five Years On—Deepening Reform and Institutional Innovation considers progress that has been achieved, the challenges and limits to recovery and identifies further possible developments in four areas: SME finance and investment, enterprise policy, greener economy and activation. It identifies the need to integrate and balance three different types of public-sector reform: fiscal-driven reform;  substantive reform and system-oriented reform;  and, the importance of a positive perspective on the future of Irish economy, society, environment and the role of the state.

Five Secretariat Papers used in the development of this report have also been published.
 

 

 

NESC Secretariat Climate Change Project
NESC Secretariat Climate Change Project

 

Following a request from Government, the NESC Secretariat has produced two reports on climate change: an interim report on Ireland's mitigation challenge to 2020 and a final report, which develops a basis for Ireland's long run transition to a carbon neutral economy and society.

A Strategic Review of Further Education and Training and the Unemployed

A Strategic Review of Further Education and Training and the Unemployed

This report was prepared and written by John Sweeney of the secretariat acting for the Department of Education and Skills.  It was requested of the Irish authorities in June 2013 by the EU, ECB and IMF (‘Troika’) in preparation for their twelfth – and final – review of Ireland’s progress under its bail-out programme.   

Sustainable Development
NESC takes on Sustainable Development role

In January 2012, the sustainable development role performed by Comhar, the Sustainable Development Council (SDC), was integrated into the work of the NESC.

NESDO

The National Economic and Social Development Office, of which NESC is a constituent body, is established by the NESDO Act, 2006.

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The National Economic and Social Council (NESC) advises the Taoiseach on strategic issues for Ireland’s economic and social development.

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Read Director Rory O’Donnell’s op-ed in today’s Irish Independent on Housing 24 Jul 2014

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NESC publishes secretariat papers: No 10. 'Review of Irish Social and Affordable Housing Provision' & No. 11. 'Financing of Social Housing in Selected European Countries' 24 Jul 2014

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