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# oecd - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
# Cerrejón Mine
# Cerrejón Mine

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

Jan 19th 2021, 12:38 PM 16,849 Views 33 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

# oecd - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Biden administration could 'heighten' US engagement on global tax reform, says Paschal Donohoe
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Biden administration could 'heighten' US engagement on global tax reform, says Paschal Donohoe

Jan 14th 2021, 2:34 PM 13,580 Views 16 Comments

Donohoe was speaking at the launch of an update to Ireland’s corporation tax roadmap.

# oecd - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Cross-department approach could help tackle Ireland's rate of illiteracy - report
# Literacy
# Literacy

Cross-department approach could help tackle Ireland's rate of illiteracy - report

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:36 AM 10,178 Views 35 Comments

About 18% of Irish people aged 16 to 65 are at or below level one on the five-level literacy scale.

# oecd - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 3rd 2019, 1:13 PM 28,449 Views 16 Comments

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
# OECD
# OECD

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

Aug 14th 2019, 9:28 AM 28,311 Views 115 Comments

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
# IOU

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

Aug 8th 2019, 5:28 PM 55,674 Views 138 Comments

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
# OECD

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

Mar 8th 2018, 9:29 AM 20,789 Views 110 Comments

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
# UNICEF
# UNICEF

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

Jun 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 25,867 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Dec 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 19,634 Views 66 Comments

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
# Teenage Drinking
# Teenage Drinking

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

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:43 PM 14,944 Views 44 Comments

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
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

Women have caught up with men's drinking habits

Oct 25th 2016, 3:03 PM 16,096 Views 55 Comments

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
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

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

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,105 Views 145 Comments

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
# Missing Out
# Missing Out

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

Apr 14th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,196 Views 131 Comments

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

# oecd - Thursday 17 March, 2016

The OECD apologises for St Patrick's Day tweet about alcohol abuse
# Awkward
# Awkward

The OECD apologises for St Patrick's Day tweet about alcohol abuse

Mar 17th 2016, 5:13 PM 34,847 Views 40 Comments

Ouch.

# oecd - Thursday 28 January, 2016

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

These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information

Jan 28th 2016, 10:13 AM 9,981 Views 25 Comments

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
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week

Jan 8th 2016, 9:29 PM 22,461 Views 104 Comments

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
# Not Coming Home
# Not Coming Home

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

Sep 18th 2015, 2:00 AM 11,414 Views 71 Comments

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
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

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

Sep 15th 2015, 10:13 AM 35,424 Views 40 Comments

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
# Changing Attitudes
# Changing Attitudes

Immigrants in Ireland are better educated than native-born nationals

Jul 5th 2015, 2:31 PM 22,136 Views 113 Comments

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
# Booze
# Booze

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

May 13th 2015, 9:49 AM 25,463 Views 42 Comments

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...
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

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

May 8th 2015, 6:04 AM 16,131 Views 33 Comments

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
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

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

Dec 2nd 2014, 5:28 PM 11,164 Views 43 Comments

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

# oecd - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Ireland has the second highest percentage of low-paying jobs in the world
# Wages
# Wages

Ireland has the second highest percentage of low-paying jobs in the world

Oct 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,776 Views 118 Comments

America is number one.

# oecd - Thursday 2 October, 2014

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

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 11:46 AM 12,818 Views 46 Comments

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
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

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

Sep 29th 2014, 2:20 PM 26,571 Views 99 Comments

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
# Taxing Talk
# Taxing Talk

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 9:28 AM 7,812 Views 16 Comments

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
# Taxing Times
# Taxing Times

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

Sep 16th 2014, 10:54 PM 8,334 Views 12 Comments

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

The 5 at 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

Sep 16th 2014, 4:54 PM 6,254 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'Double Irish' tax loophole in the firing line
# Too Shifty
# Too Shifty

'Double Irish' tax loophole in the firing line

Sep 16th 2014, 12:11 PM 12,617 Views 17 Comments

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
# Loan Rangers
# Loan Rangers

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

Jul 8th 2014, 12:28 PM 2,649 Views 6 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

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

Jul 1st 2014, 12:23 PM 8,207 Views 54 Comments

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
# Back Off
# Back Off

TD warns that Apple tax probe could result in job losses

Jun 11th 2014, 2:32 PM 10,557 Views 70 Comments

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
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

May 7th 2014, 1:07 PM 11,522 Views 1 Comment

Catch up as you refuel.

Here's why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget
# Steady As She Grows
# Steady As She Grows

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

May 7th 2014, 12:00 PM 8,462 Views 26 Comments

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
# Jobs
# Jobs

OECD says JobBridge is leaving most disadvantaged behind

Apr 23rd 2014, 9:05 AM 9,262 Views 65 Comments

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?
# Headscratching
# Headscratching

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

Apr 1st 2014, 11:41 AM 15,788 Views 33 Comments

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
# Tax Target
# Tax Target

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

Mar 25th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,336 Views 34 Comments

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
# OECD
# OECD

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

Mar 19th 2014, 1:43 PM 10,466 Views 85 Comments

A worrying statistic from today’s OECD report.

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

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

Mar 19th 2014, 8:29 AM 7,406 Views 22 Comments

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’
# Threat
# Threat

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

Feb 17th 2014, 3:15 PM 7,249 Views 49 Comments

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

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