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Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
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After one of the most severe recessions in the OECD area the Irish economy is now stabilizing but the recession left significant scars in the labour market that will take time to heal.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
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Agreement between Ireland and Samoa for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Agreement between Ireland and Cook Islands for the exchange of information relating to tax matters
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Ireland experienced a rapid increase in the inflow of immigrant students only in recent years, and the main focus of migrant education is first-generation immigrants. Currently about 10% of students in primary schools and about 8% of students in post-primary schools have immigrant backgrounds. <
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance
Ireland is in severe recession, following several years of high but ultimately unsustainable growth and rising imbalances.