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Useful Websites

Economics Department, Maynooth University

Exploring the Economics of Minimum Wages
Tuvana Pastine, Maynooth University has produced this thought-provoking video examining what economics has to say about minimum wages and how current economic thinking on this contentious issue may be changing

Transition Year Economics - Fast Fashion
In this video Gerda Dewit and Gavin Murphy of Maynooth University explore the economics of fast fashion

Statistical Repositories

The​ statistical office of the European Union

CSO website
The Central Statistics Office ​is Ireland's national statistical office mandated to impartially collect, analyse and make available statistics about Ireland's people, society and economy in a variety of formats.

Irish and International Data and Policy Information

Where Your Money Goes
A graphical, easy-to-use tool for examining gross (Voted and Non-Voted) Government expenditure over a period of ten years. The data is presented in a variety of interactive charts, the elements of which may be clicked on to show a greater level of detail.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an intergovernmental economic organisation focusing on economic and social policy. ​ Data collected and analysed is presented in various formats.

Irish Government Departments Portal
Portal to Irish government departments for access to statistical data, publications and reports.

Economic and Social Research Institute provides evidence-based research used to inform public policy debate and decision-making in the areas of sustainable economic growth and social progress.


Provides a range of financial statistics, ​analysis and commentary and policy documents on a broad range of financial developments in the EU. Survey results and research papers can be accessed along with an education section which offers “explainers” in simple language, details of youth initiatives, games and apps.

Central Bank of Ireland
Houses a wide range of financial statistics, ​analysis and commentary and policy documents on a broad range of financial developments in Ireland. Its education section includes competitions, resources and interactive games.

Global Organisations

World Trade Organisation

An international organization dealing with the global  rules of trade. Provides a range of trade statistics,economic analysis and research that aims to deepen understanding about trends in trade, trade policy issues and the multilateral trading system.

World Bank
An international organization dedicated to providing financing, advice and research to low and middle income nations to aid their economic advancement.It provides a range of statistics, data and research information on development issues presented in a variety of formats including interactive visualisation tools.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations which seeks to build peace through international cooperation in education, the sciences and culture. Access to statistics, research publications, multimedia archives, a digital library and links to ​​ database for sustainable development goals.

Agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. Provides access to international and country specific statistical data,analysis and reports along with up to date research publications and reports on health-related matters.Links are provided to other databases housing health-related data which can inform economic research and decision-making.

Interactive Data Visualisation Tools
Our World in Data
Brings together the data and research on long-run trends reshaping our world.  Interactive data visualizations show how the world has changed and uses scientific literature to explain why in an attempt to understand some of the world’s largest problems.

Online data visualisation tools for exploring a wide range of global statistics.

Provider of market and consumer data, reports,forecasts, studies and infographics. (Basic version is free)

Free Access to Licensed Digital Content
Scoilnet - Digital Tools
Scoilnet has licensed a number of digital tools for schools such as the Irish Newspaper Archive, Irish Times Archive, World Book Online, JSTOR, and Dictionary of Irish Biography.
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