Speeches / Presentations


  • 15-September-2015

    English

    Shifting gear: policy challenges for the next 50 years - Iveagh House Lecture

    It goes without saying that the world in the 2060s will be a very different place. Our long-range simulations suggest that if we follow ‘business as usual’ our societies will be older, our climate will be warmer, and as a result of both, economic growth will be slower, ramping up pressure on public finances.

  • 15-September-2015

    English

    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Ireland

    The economy is powering ahead. At 5.2%, Irish GDP was the fastest growing in the OECD in 2014. This year we expect growth of around 5% again - which would likely see Ireland remain the fastest growing economy in the OECD two years running.

  • 7-February-2014

    English

    Visit of the Irish Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny

    Like many of our Member States, Ireland has undoubtedly faced very serious challenges in recent years. The toll of the crisis has been heavy on the Irish economy. But in the past four years, with steady leadership, rigorous policies and remarkable efforts by the Irish people, Ireland has turned the situation around.

  • 4-November-2009

    English

    The OECD and the G20 – An evolving relationship

    Speaking at the Institute of International and European Affairs, Mr. Gurría emphasized the OECD’s continued support of the G20, outlining our work on trade and investment, unemployment, and climate change in the wake of the financial crisis.

  • 4-November-2009

    English

    Launch of the conclusions and recommendations of the environmental performance review of Ireland

    Since the last OECD environmental performance review of Ireland in 2000, environmental policies have been improved, environmental institutions strengthened, and significant investments made in environmentally-related infrastructure. However, important challenges remain, such as strengthening efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a better financial viability of water use, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 4-November-2009

    English

    Launch of Economic Survey of Ireland

    Following the severe contraction of the Irish economy, Gurría indicated that stabilising the financial system, tackling unemployment, and raising competitiveness will be the main economic challenges for Ireland.