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  • 31-May-2016

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    How's life in Ireland?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2016.

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  • 23-February-2016

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    Overview of Health Policy in Ireland

    Although Ireland has seen remarkable improvements in the health of its population in the last decades, several challenges lie ahead for its health system. Based on available OECD analyses, further progress could be made to promote efficient use of hospital resources, strengthen primary care, address high pharmaceutical spending and prevent the spread of risk factors including obesity and alcohol consumption.

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  • 21-January-2016

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    Ireland’s economy: A solid recovery, by Michael Noonan, Irish Minister for Finance

    The recovery in the Irish economy is well underway. Determined policy responses to the fiscal, economic and financial sector challenges Ireland faced are now bearing fruit, with Ireland expected to be among the fastest-growing economies in the OECD this year and next.

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  • 3-December-2015

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    Searching for the inclusive growth tax grail: the distributional impact of growth enhancing tax reform in Ireland

    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.

  • 3-December-2015

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    Taxes, income and economic mobility in Ireland: new evidence from tax records data

    This paper analyses income inequality in Ireland using a new panel dataset based on the administrative tax records of the Revenue Commissioners for Ireland.

  • 24-November-2015

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    Education at a Glance 2015: Ireland

    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.

  • 15-September-2015

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    Ireland needs to sustain reform momentum to secure economic recovery and ensure it benefits all

    A strong commitment to reform and a business-friendly environment have helped Ireland return to robust economic expansion, offering the government an opportunity to heal the scars of the crisis, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Ireland.

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  • 15-September-2015

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Dublin on 15 September 2015

    The Secretary-General presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Ireland with Minister of Finance Michael Noonan, delivered a lecture on policy challenges for the next 50 years, signed a corporate internship programme at Trinity College Dublin, and held a series of bilateral meetings.

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  • 5-July-2015

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2015 - Key findings for Ireland

    Ireland was hit hard by the financial crisis and the labour market has yet to fully mend. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 4.6% in Q1 2007 to its peak of 15.1% in Q4 2011.

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  • 16-January-2015

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    Ireland: On the path to recovery, by Enda Kenny

    After three years of sacrifice, hard work and difficult reform, Ireland has fought its way out of the depths of the financial crisis to become one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe and one of the best countries in the world in which to do business.

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