TThe economic literature suggests that a revenue-neutral shift of tax revenues from income taxes to property taxes would increase GDP per capita in the medium term. This paper analyses for Ireland the consequences of such a shift in the tax mix.
This paper analyses income inequality in Ireland using a new panel dataset based on the administrative tax records of the Revenue Commissioners for Ireland.
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The tax burden in Ireland increased by 0.9 percentage points from 29.0% to 29.9% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
This report provides an overview of Ireland’s current system of parliamentary engagement in the national budget process and suggests ways in which this engagement might be made more effective.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.
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Business lending in Ireland has still not recovered to pre-crisis levels. Credit conditions remain tight, and interest rates high by Euro area standards, especially for small firms.
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Stronger innovation is imperative for Ireland to support future productivity growth, job creation and higher living standards.
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.
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.