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Well-being in Ireland

Research has been carried out previously in Ireland concerning well-being, including the NESC report– “Well-being Matters: A Social Report for Ireland”. This report identifies people as being at the centre of economic and social progress, and highlights the limitations of GDP as a measure of society. Members of the Whitaker Institute in the National University of Ireland, Galway, have also carried out much work on the development of a set of societal well-being indicators for Ireland.

In 2018 the CSO published The Wellbeing of the Nation.  This new publication, with over 30 indicators across eight areas of society, attempts …

Feasta and CEF webinar on June 5 – BEYOND GDP: Governance and Budgeting for Well-being

Join us for the Feasta/CEF webinar BEYOND GDP: Governance and Budgeting for Well-being which will explore ways to transition to Well-being Governance and Budgeting in Ireland and elsewhere.  There is increasing acceptance that our current GDP-focused measurements of progress are a significant contributory factor to emerging environmental and social crises. At the same time citizens and policy makers are increasingly aware of the urgent need to identify and prioritise measures to improve health, care and quality of life.

In Ireland, the current government formation talks include discussions on how best to approach budgeting that will “focus on quality of life …