Ireland


  • 23-July-2018

    English

    Reforms for sustainable productivity growth in Ireland

    The Irish economy has experienced a decline in productivity growth over the past decade. This has mostly reflected the poor performance of local firms, with the large productivity gap between foreign-owned and local enterprises having widened.

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  • 19-April-2018

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    Unblocking the productivity potential of local businesses in Ireland

    New firm-level analysis undertaken in tandem with the OECD Economic Survey of Ireland 2018 finds that the majority of businesses in Ireland have actually experienced falling productivity since the mid-2000s.

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  • 21-March-2018

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    How do you improve the durability of a Celtic Tiger?

    The Irish economy is booming and is expected to continue expanding at healthy rates over the next few years.

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  • 8-March-2018

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    Oireachtas Committee

    It is a pleasure to be back in Ireland to share the main conclusions from our Economic Survey with you. Ireland could in fact be said to be at the origin of modern economic surveys.

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  • 8-March-2018

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    Economic Survey of Ireland 2018

    Living standards are high in Ireland, with recent improvements underpinned by the strongest post-crisis output recovery in the OECD.

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  • 8-March-2018

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    Launch of the 2018 Ireland Economic Survey

    Ten years ago the crisis and the collapse of the property boom hit Ireland harder than most. We all remember those images of unsellable ghost estates, headlines announcing the first recession in over 20 years, and stories of Irish people starting to see emigration as the only solution again.

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  • 8-March-2018

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    Ireland recovering strongly but weak productivity and Brexit cloud outlook

    The Irish economy is recovering robustly. Business investment by local firms has picked up, household consumption is reviving while the boost to jobs and a rapidly declining unemployment rate have led to strong wage growth in a number of sectors, says a new OECD report.

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  • 17-March-2017

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    Going for Growth 2017 - Ireland

    This country note from Going for Growth 2017 for Ireland identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 28-April-2016

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    Growing together: towards a more inclusive Ireland

    The Irish economy is growing strongly, but there is a risk many households will be left behind despite robust growth. High joblessness especially among the low-educated and skill-biased wage differentials have induced high market income inequality, among the highest in the OECD.

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  • 28-April-2016

    English

    Migration in Ireland: challenges, opportunities and policies

    The Irish labour market is exceptionally open to international migration flows, thus making labour supply highly responsive to changes in cyclical conditions. Immigration provides the skills that the Irish economy needs.

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