Policy Research Unit

The Policy Research Unit provides economic and social policy advisory support to the SIPTU General Officers. The Unit is responsible also for the provision of expert advisory support to SIPTU Organisers in furtherance of campaigning, organising and industrial activity.

The Unit researches and prepares a weekly briefing for staff on economic affairs and political events in Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world.

The Unit supports the work of the Divisions by providing technical accounting analysis and by participating both internally and externally on policy development project teams. 

Based in Liberty Hall, the Unit is staffed by qualified, experienced researchers and analysts. Staff from the Unit represent the union externally, provide advice and support for the Communications Department and represent the union in the media.