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# competitiveness - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Ireland's growth is under 'serious and imminent threat'

Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard for 2017 found that strong economic performance in recent years is masking the country’s vulnerability.

# competitiveness - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

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Barca great Ronaldinho - I never lacked competitiveness

He has earned a reputation as a flamboyant party boy, but the Brazilian defended his record in football.

# competitiveness - Sunday 2 October, 2016

FactCheck: Does Ireland really lead the world for skilled labour?

The Taoiseach made an interesting claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?

# competitiveness - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

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Ireland's John Lacey sent Wayne Barnes flying during this referee training session

The former Munster player got a little too competitive.

# competitiveness - Friday 31 July, 2015

Ireland could have fewer jobs next year unless urgent action is taken

While there have has been big growth, there is still plenty to worry about.

# competitiveness - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Opinion: Are women less competitive than men?

On average, women are less confident about competing than their male counterparts. Why?

# competitiveness - Thursday 11 September, 2014

Ireland among Europe's elite when it comes to competitiveness

A new report by the European Commission has placed Ireland alongside Netherlands, Germany and Denmark for industrial competitiveness.

# competitiveness - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.

# competitiveness - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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'Van Gaal in for a surprise in the Premier League,' says Rodgers

The Liverpool boss believes the Dutchman won’t have experienced competitiveness like the English top flight before.

# competitiveness - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Samsung blames slow smartphone sales and increased competition for profit slump

Slow global sales of smartphones and tablets and rising marketing costs to shift stock were some of the factors Samsung cited as its net profit fell by nearly 20% in the second quarter.

# competitiveness - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Irish competitiveness on the slide, warns council

We’re at risk of losing many of the gains made in recent years, the competitiveness watchdog has said.

# competitiveness - Saturday 5 April, 2014

Column: Don't believe the hype – the Irish economy remains a high cost one

As business costs begin to rise again, we need to remember that nobody owes us a living, writes Aaron McKenna.

# competitiveness - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Is it too expensive to do business in Ireland?

Cost savings are temporary without reform, IBEC says.

# competitiveness - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

EU puts further pressure on Google to address antitrust concerns

The EU’s Competition Commissioner told reporters in Brussels that Google’s next proposal is its “last opportunity” to address these concerns, or else further action will be taken.

# competitiveness - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Kenny to talk tax with European Council

He will speak about how best to tackle tax evasion and fraud during the meeting in Brussels.

# competitiveness - Thursday 7 March, 2013

Ireland one of the top 20 most competitive holiday spots in world

We fell out of the top 20 in the World Tourism and Travel Competitiveness Index two years ago – now we’re back at no. 19.

# competitiveness - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland

Ireland’s bailout partners also want a more efficient judicial system.

# competitiveness - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Column: Irish labour costs making us uncompetitive? Hardly.

We’re told that wages need to be cut for Ireland to compete internationally – but the figures don’t bear this out, writes Jimmy Kelly of Unite.

# competitiveness - Tuesday 9 November, 2010

You wait forever for some good economic news...

.. and then along comes 18 good headlines (and 1,200 jobs) all at once.

# competitiveness - Friday 10 September, 2010

Employer says five-year pay freeze needed

But SIPTU says no.