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  • 7-February-2014

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    Irish Prime Minister visits OECD with a delegation of ministers (7th February 2014)

    The Prime Minister of Ireland, Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, and Deputy Prime Minister Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD, visited the OECD on 7 February to discuss Ireland’s economic recovery and its partnership with the Organisation as a key ally supporting their reform agenda.

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  • 28-January-2014

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    OECD Youth Action Plan: Options for an Irish Youth Guarantee

    This report on seeks to provide guidance on the design and delivery of a Youth Guarantee in Ireland based on the experience of other countries in designing guarantees or other comprehensive policy packages to help youth find productive and rewarding employment.

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  • 18-December-2013

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    Ireland must urgently apply more resources to enforce Anti-Bribery Convention, says OECD

    Ireland should increase its resources to detect and investigate foreign bribery more efficiently. Resources have, in recent years, been largely devoted to investigating non-bribery cases in the financial sector. Ireland has not prosecuted a foreign bribery case in the twelve years since its foreign bribery offence came into force, and law enforcement has taken few proactive steps to investigate allegations.

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  • 16-December-2013

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    Ireland leaves the EU/IMF programme - By Eamon Gilmore, Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Ireland leaves the three-year EU/IMF programme of assistance today Monday. Our economy is growing, our finances have stabilised and unemployment is coming down. Our strategy is working in Ireland, and our people are getting back to work.

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  • 13-December-2013

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    Getting Irish youth on the job track

    Irish youth was hit hard by the crisis. New labour-market policy initiatives have been introduced recently, but more will be needed to limit scarring effects and keep youth connected so that they can get back to work as soon as the recovery strengthens.

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  • 26-November-2013

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    Pensions at a Glance 2013 - Highlights for Ireland

    Old-age poverty is relatively low and publicly-provided services contribute substantially to maintain adequate living standards of the elderly.Pension replacement rates for future retirees are among the lowest in the OECD, so additional private savings will be necessary to fill the retirement savings gap...

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  • 20-November-2013

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    Prevention and value for money in health spending must remain a priority for Ireland, says OECD Health at a Glance report

    Ireland continues to make substantive headway in improving health outcomes, but more can be done in reducing risk-factors for major diseases and improving value-for-money in health spending, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-November-2013

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    From bricks to brains: increasing the contribution of knowledge-based capital to growth in Ireland

    With sound framework conditions, fine universities, good infrastructure and policies friendly towards foreign direct investment, Ireland scores high in international innovation scoreboards. Overall, policies to boost innovation and entrepreneurship are on the right track, but investment in knowledge-based capital could be made a more dynamic source of growth and jobs.

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  • 14-November-2013

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    Government at a Glance 2013: Information by country

    These country notes contain indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.

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  • 3-October-2013

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    Ireland's Carbon Tax and the Fiscal Crisis - Environment Working Paper No. 59

    This paper describes the features of the tax, recounts the story of its interplay between fiscal adjustment and helping meet the obligations to raise taxes, and implications for competitiveness and carbon leakage, environmental effectiveness and equity issues, and draws conclusions regarding why it happened, and provides tentative insights for other countries in a similar situation.

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