Publications & Documents

  • 12-April-2016


    Taxing Wages: Ireland

    The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.

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  • 7-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Ireland

    Ireland has the 7th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country had the 8th lowest position in 2014. The average single worker in Ireland faced a tax wedge of 27.5% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 1-April-2016


    National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts 2015

    The 2015 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.

    The data in this publication are also available on line via under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts ( and

  • 15-March-2016

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    Fact sheet: Trends in Medical Education and Training in Ireland

    Entry to medical education in Ireland can occur in two ways: students can access it directly from secondary school (in which case it takes them 5 to 6 years to complete the programme) or after receiving a first bachelor degree (in which case the programme can be completed in 4 years).

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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


    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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  • 14-January-2016

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    Co-operative Research Programme Brochure for 2016-2020

    Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.

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  • 3-December-2015


    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


    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.

  • 3-December-2015

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    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Ireland

    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%.

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