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Stronger innovation is imperative for Ireland to support future productivity growth, job creation and higher living standards.
It goes without saying that the world in the 2060s will be a very different place. Our long-range simulations suggest that if we follow ‘business as usual’ our societies will be older, our climate will be warmer, and as a result of both, economic growth will be slower, ramping up pressure on public finances.
A strong commitment to reform and a business-friendly environment have helped Ireland return to robust economic expansion, offering the government an opportunity to heal the scars of the crisis, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Ireland.
The economy is powering ahead. At 5.2%, Irish GDP was the fastest growing in the OECD in 2014. This year we expect growth of around 5% again - which would likely see Ireland remain the fastest growing economy in the OECD two years running.
The Secretary-General presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Ireland with Minister of Finance Michael Noonan, delivered a lecture on policy challenges for the next 50 years, signed a corporate internship programme at Trinity College Dublin, and held a series of bilateral meetings.
Bilateral Agreements that have been signed to establish exchange of information for tax purposes.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Ireland was hit hard by the financial crisis and the labour market has yet to fully mend. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 4.6% in Q1 2007 to its peak of 15.1% in Q4 2011.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Ireland identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.