Launch of Growing Up in Ireland report:


Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018

Time: presentations 9:00 – 10:30am, Tea/coffee and sign-in from 8.30am

Location: ESRI, Whitaker Square, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, D02 K138

Please RSVP by 15th October 2018 via



The Growing Up in Ireland study team cordially invites you to the launch of its latest report, The Lives of 13-Year-Olds by James Williams, Maeve Thornton, Mark Morgan, Amanda Quail and Emer Smyth with Daráine Murphy and Desmond O’Mahony


The report will be launched by Dr Katherine Zappone, T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.


This report looks at key aspects of young people’s lives at 13 years of age based on data collected from Growing Up in Ireland’s Cohort ’98 (the Child Cohort).  Using a wide range of information from young people, parents and school principals, this report provides a detailed picture of life in early adolescence in key areas such as health and physical development; socio-emotional well-being and relationships; school and learning. Importantly, the report also considers development since 9 years of age by comparing the same individuals over time on a number of key policy-relevant questions such as changes in obesity status and how primary-school experiences influence attitudes to secondary school.


Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) is the national longitudinal study of children. It is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, with a contribution from The Atlantic Philanthropies in the current phase. The study is managed and overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office. It is carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin.