OECD Economic Survey of Ireland launches Thursday 12 September 2013


06/09/2013 -The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Ireland, to be published on Thursday 12 September 2013, assesses the country’s emergence from the economic crisis and the state of its continuing recovery. The Survey lays out a strategic agenda for reinvigorating growth and identifies new pathways to job creation and greater innovation across the Irish economy.  


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 10:00 a.m local time (11:00 a.m. Paris Time) for immediate release.

An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the report to Irish Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamonn Gilmore during a news conference on 12 September starting at 10:00 a.m. local time. The event will take place in Room 301, Government Buildings, Dublin 2.


For further information on the press conference, contact Niamh Sweeney, at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (+353 087 867 6613).

For further information on the Economic Survey of Ireland, contact the OECD Media Office  (tel +33 1 4524 9700).


Mr. Gurría will deliver a Keynote Address before the Institute for International and European Affairs, at 4:00 p.m. local time. The speech, “Cherishing Everyone Equally: The Imperative for Inclusive Growth,” will take place at the IIEA (8 North Great Georges Street, Dublin 1) and is open to the media. For further information, please contact Fionnuala Keane at IIEA: +353 1 874 6756.


The OECD Programme on Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) will release on 12 September a new report on the Irish labour market, Local Job Creation: How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help. For further information on this report, contact: Sylvain Giguère (tel. +33 1 4524 8570).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Ireland and the LEED report on local job creation, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey or the LEED report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to



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