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# oecd - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?

Ireland’s students among top performers in reading, science and maths, but are more dissatisfied with their lives.

# oecd - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

'Urgent need for living wage': 23% of workers in Ireland are on low pay

Sinn Féin has said that the Living Wage of €12.30 an hour needs to be introduced.

# oecd - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Have €42,500? That's the amount of public debt hanging over the head of every person living in the State IOU

Have €42,500? That's the amount of public debt hanging over the head of every person living in the State

Minister Paschal Donohoe said prudent management of the public finances in needed.

# oecd - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Ireland should provide universal healthcare and link social benefits to earnings - report

OECD economic surveys of member countries take place around every two years.

# oecd - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

A new report suggests that the self-reporting of mental health issues among teenagers here is worryingly high.

# oecd - Sunday 11 December, 2016

FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD?

The Fianna Fáil TD made the bold claim earlier this week in an interview with a local newspaper.

# oecd - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice

A report by the OECD found that 16% of Irish teens admitted to being drunk on two occasions.

# oecd - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Women have caught up with men's drinking habits

That’s according to new research undertaken in western countries.

# oecd - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# oecd - Thursday 14 April, 2016

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals

This data comes as part of a Unicef study into material deprivation across OECD countries.

# oecd - Thursday 17 March, 2016

# oecd - Thursday 28 January, 2016

From Business ETC These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information New Rules

These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information

Information exchange between 31 OECD nations is set to start next year.

# oecd - Friday 8 January, 2016

Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week

New advice from British medical officers warned regular drinking increases the risk of developing cancer.

# oecd - Friday 18 September, 2015

The economy may be on the up, but one in six people born here still live abroad

The ‘brain exchange’ of both highly-educated emigrants and immigrants remains a significant threat to an Irish recovery according to a new report.

# oecd - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

These are 5 things that could wreck Ireland's economy all over again

The OECD has a lot to say about where the country is headed in its latest survey.

# oecd - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Immigrants in Ireland are better educated than native-born nationals

New figures from the European Commission and the OECD found that 48% of immigrants in Ireland have studied at third level.

# oecd - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world

We’re actually the fourth worst, according to a new report.

# oecd - Friday 8 May, 2015

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico...

Ireland’s low pay standard finishes quite high up the OECD rankings.

# oecd - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes

But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.

# oecd - Sunday 5 October, 2014

# oecd - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it

The Taoiseach has been responding to criticism of Ireland’s tax regime by British Prime Minister David Cameron this week.

# oecd - Monday 29 September, 2014

Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines

The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.

# oecd - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Tax inversions inverted: US moves on loopholes used by Ireland-based companies

Confused? We look at US corporate tax reforms and how they could affect this country.

# oecd - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

OECD releases 'action plan' on tax evasion. Next step, another report

Michael Noonan happy with the recommendations, particularly the bit about the digital economy.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'Double Irish' tax loophole in the firing line

OECD wants to cut down on corporate tax shifting. We look at what all the fuss is about.

# oecd - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The OECD says lending to small business 'plummeted' by 77% during bust

The segment is still struggling to access finance as loan volumes decrease, according to the report.

# oecd - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Irish health spending one of the lowest in western Europe, consultants among the best paid in the world

Ireland lags behind the US and most of western Europe in health spend to GDP ratio.

# oecd - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Michael McGrath has said that the government must use “every means at its disposal” to defend Ireland’s corporate tax rules.

# oecd - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Here's why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget

The head of the Irish desk says our credibility is on the line.

# oecd - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

The international think tank also recommended that the role of the Community Employment Programme be reconsidered as it is not cost effective, especially in terms of getting people back to regular employment.

# oecd - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Ireland's school children aren't great at problem solving, but are you any better?

Irish kids came 22nd from 44 countries. Think you’d do better?

# oecd - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Ireland would be "biggest loser" in OECD tax shake-up

Proposals to tax digital companies where user bases are located would “fundamentally change” the environment for tech giants based in Ireland.

# oecd - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

GRAPH: The number of people who cannot afford food in Ireland has doubled

A worrying statistic from today’s OECD report.

Ireland's suicide rate is below EU average - OECD report

The study found that incomes and employment in Ireland remain far below their pre-crisis levels.

# oecd - Monday 17 February, 2014

Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’

The Minister for Finance said that extremism is something that is a threat to every democracy in Europe.

Noonan says income tax cuts are not a play for popularity

The Minister for Finance said once they have the resources, the Irish government will look to cutting income tax.

# oecd - Friday 24 January, 2014

Once-in-a-century flood could devastate Paris

French capital warned today of possibility of repeat of 1910 deluge from Seine.

# oecd - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Irish teens above average in maths, reading and science 'despite damaging cuts'

A report today pointed to improvement in these areas since 2009 but the Minister for Education said we are not in the top league yet and cannot be complacent.

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