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  • 25-June-2020

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    Technological diffusion and managing the associated economic transitions in Ireland

    Technological change is transforming Ireland’s economic structures, leading to new jobs and innovative products that benefit consumers. Adoption of new technologies by businesses has been high relative to many other OECD economies, but it has been uneven across industries and the impact on productivity growth in most firms has been modest so far.
  • 13-February-2020

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    Ireland: prepare now for rising fiscal pressures, external risks

    Ireland needs to prepare itself to meet rising pressures on public finances from an ageing population and significant external risks such as new EU-UK trade barriers post Brexit. Another important development could be future changes to the international tax rules, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 23-July-2018

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    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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  • 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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  • 6-March-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Dublin on 7-8 March 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Dublin on 7-8 March 2018 on an official visit to Ireland. He will attend the Department of Finance Annual Policy Conference where he will present the Economic Survey of Ireland, alongside Mr. Paschal Donohoe, Minister of Finance.

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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.

  • 28-April-2016

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    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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