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#OECD

# oecd - Friday 13 September, 2013

Irish economy is 'leaving behind far too many for far too long'

An OECD report published yesterday was critical of attempts to reduce long-term and youth unemployment in Ireland.

# oecd - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Taoiseach: OECD says we're not a tax haven, FF: You're being complacent

The Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil spokesperson Michael McGrath were responding to news that the European Commission is scrutinising Ireland’s tax regime.

OECD: Irish economy recovering but government must stick to targets

In a report today, the body said that out debt-to-GDP ratio is set to peak this year and decline thereafter.

# oecd - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

OECD tax chief: 'Ireland is not a tax haven'

“Clearly Ireland does not fall at all in this category,” Pascal Saint Amans told an Oireachtas committee today.

# oecd - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Government halves its spending on education over the last 16 years

The OECD report found that Irish teachers teach for 915 hours per year compared to an EU average of 777 hours.

# oecd - Sunday 2 June, 2013

The 10 developed countries with the worst quality of life

Income, housing, jobs, education – these are the 10 countries that fared the worst in the OECD’s survey of quality of life.

# oecd - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Ireland is the 15th happiest place in the world to live

But the happiest place is Australia…must be all the Irish immigrants.

# oecd - Monday 27 May, 2013

79 per cent increase in number of complaints to pensions ombudsman

Paul Kenny’s report illustrates a significant increase in the number of difficulties experienced by the public.

# oecd - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Irish households saw one of the biggest falls in income after 2007

A report published today also warned of the increase in child poverty between 2007 and 2010.

# oecd - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert

John Martin, who was behind the major OECD study published into Ireland’s pensions timebomb, says private pensions need to start sending regular letters out to people. Here’s why.

# oecd - Monday 22 April, 2013

Pensions timebomb: Let's link pension age to life expectancy, says expert

People are living longer so it makes sense to increase the pension age beyond 68 – so says the man behind today’s OECD report into Ireland’s pensions.

OECD report recommends mandatory pensions for private workers

The report, commissioned by Joan Burton, outlines a range of options for reforming and updating Ireland’s pensions systems.

# oecd - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Poll: Should weekly State pensions be means-tested? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should weekly State pensions be means-tested?

A report from the OECD due out tomorrow reportedly says that the weekly state pension should be means-tested.

# oecd - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Leading pro-austerity academic paper may have included fatal Excel error

A 2010 paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff found that growth falls dramatically as debt increases. Or does it?

# oecd - Friday 15 February, 2013

Ireland above EU and OECD averages for internet access

Figures for 2011, published today, show Ireland is above average in computer and internet access – but more mobile-reliant than most.

# oecd - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Gender gap: Irish women pay 'high price' for motherhood

A new OECD report shows that the gender pay gap in Ireland widens as women have children.

# oecd - Friday 16 November, 2012

Ireland on top as health spending falls in Europe

Health spending fell by 7.9 per cent in Ireland in 2010, the most of all European countries. The report says that governments are under pressure and cutting expenditures.

# oecd - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands

Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.

# oecd - Thursday 27 September, 2012

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI

The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.

# oecd - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Irish pupils taught over twice as much religion as OECD average

A major new survey of developed nations shows the average Irish 7-year-old spends 10 per cent of their school time on religion.

# oecd - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Ireland's trade to grow 125 per cent by 2026: report

HSBC is forecasting strong growth for Ireland’s trade, particularly in key sectors like pharma and agri-food.

# oecd - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you satisfied with your quality of life?

The OECD says the Irish have some of the best lives in the world, with long life expectancy and a decent work-life balance.

How good is life in Ireland?

Pretty good, actually, says the latest OECD Better Life Index. People in Ireland have a long life expectancy – but the rising rate of obesity could impact on that.

# oecd - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Innovation? Controversy? What's on the table at today's meeting of EU leaders?

Promoting jobs and growth along with balancing budgets will be on the agenda today.

# oecd - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Pay-as-you-go mobile charges are 20 per cent above OECD average

But contract plans in Ireland are cheaper than in many other countries.

# oecd - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Greece and firewalls: Europe tops G20 finance ministers' agenda G20

Greece and firewalls: Europe tops G20 finance ministers' agenda

“We still have to build the mother of all firewalls,” warned the head of the OECD at the meeting in Mexico City.

# oecd - Monday 13 February, 2012

OECD sees signs of economic turnaround

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development says a turnaround in the world’s major developed economies is being led by the US and Japan.

# oecd - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Pharmaceuticals should be much cheaper - ESRI

In a major new report, the Economic and Social Research Institute suggests pharmacies should display their prices in-store and offer more generic drugs.

# oecd - Monday 2 January, 2012

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work Best Places This post contains images

Slideshow: The world's 12 best places to live and work

Is your life out of balance? How about moving to one of these countries…

# oecd - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

From The42 British auditors warn Olympic budget is on the edge Get Set

British auditors warn Olympic budget is on the edge

New report concluded that while the venues are on time and largely complete, “not everything is rosy.”

# oecd - Tuesday 29 November, 2011

Ireland's breast cancer mortality among highest in OECD

A new OECD report on worldwide health standards shows that Ireland has the third-highest mortality rate of 34 developed countries.

# oecd - Monday 28 November, 2011

'The situation in the euro area is rapidly deteriorating,' says OECD

Fresh warnings over health of the eurozone as the OECD and Moody’s voice concerns over continuing spread of debt contagion.

# oecd - Friday 14 October, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

OECD report says Ireland is "coming out of the crisis"

The OECD’s Economic Survey says that while challenges remain, Ireland’s long-term prospects are better than other countries.

# oecd - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Back to work scheme to be proposed for Budget 2012

Joan Burton, Minister for Social Protection, today said she would be proposing a new return to work scheme in the upcoming budget.

# oecd - Friday 7 October, 2011

Column: If teachers are overpaid, why am I waitressing to support myself?

Education will shape Ireland’s future – but with disappearing jobs and growing classes, teaching in a recession is no picnic, writes Polly Donoghue.

# oecd - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Irish teens have high online literacy level

A previous OECD survey showed that non-digital literacy levels among 15 year olds had dropped in Ireland.

# oecd - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Massive increase in number of people seeking advice over debt in past three years

The Free Legal Advice Centre says there has been a 400 per cent increase in debt queries in the last three years with a 45 per cent rise in the last year alone.

# oecd - Thursday 26 May, 2011

Ireland's economy to stagnate in 2011: OECD

The think tank has encouraged a cut in dole payments to the long-term unemployed, but says house prices will stop falling in 2012 and supports the Irish decision not to raise the corporate tax rate.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: OECD calls for dole to be cut; Sellafield to be stress-tested by the EU; and why Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor.

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