New Datasets Available

26 April 2024


The Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA) is a longitudinal study researching ageing in Ireland among people with an intellectual disability aged 40 and over. This study is the first of its kind in Europe, and the only study able to directly compare the ageing of people with an intellectual disability with the general ageing population. The underpinning values of IDS-TILDA are inclusion, choice, empowerment, person centred, the promotion of people with intellectual disability, the promotion of best practice and to contribute to the lives of people with intellectual disability.

The objectives of IDS-TILDA are:

  • to understand the health characteristics of people ageing with an intellectual disability;
  • to examine the service needs and health service utilization of people ageing with an intellectual disability;
  • to identify disparities in the health status of adults with an intellectual disability as compared to The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing’s (TILDA) findings for the general population; and
  • to support evidence-informed policies, practices and evaluation

The following waves are now available to request





Eurostudent 8

Ireland is one of 30 countries which participated in the Eurostudent VIII survey, and this dataset continues the initiative of previous Eurostudent surveys through extensively analysing the characteristics of students studying in Ireland by examining the demographic profile of the student population, the courses they are undertaking, their income and expenditure, their accommodation and employment, the route they took into higher education and the extent to which they study abroad as part of their programme. (Irish Survey of Student Engagement), 2023

The central aim of (Irish Survey of Student Engagement) is to develop a valuable source of information about students’ experiences of higher education in Ireland. The results of the survey are intended primarily to add value at institutional level, and to inform national policy. A detailed online survey was offered to first year undergraduates, final year undergraduates and postgraduate students on taught programmes. Data are presented as responses to individual items and as calculated scores for nine indicators that relate to broad aspects of student engagement, such as Collaborative Learning and Higher Order Learning. has formative links with the US National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement (AUSSE). Thus, Irish data can be evaluated in the context of other jurisdictions in addition to the national or sector contexts.

A total of 39,403 students from 21 institutions responded to the Student Survey 2023 which was undertaken in February – March 2023


For more details and how to access please visit the individual study pages.


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