The tax wedge for the average single worker in Ireland increased by 0.2 percentage points from 34.5% in 2021 to 34.7% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
Ireland’s economy weathered the COVID-19 pandemic well, emerging with solid GDP growth and a strong fiscal position. Yet rising inflation and global economic uncertainty over Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine will dent the pace of the recovery, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Ireland increased by 1.2 percentage points from 19.9% in 2020 to 21.1% in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.
Ireland should better engage with employers to increase hiring and keeping staff with disabilities while at the same time improve its passive disability benefit system, according to a new OECD report.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Ireland is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.
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Ireland has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption – 12.9 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.6 bottles of wine or 5.0 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Ireland, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Ireland and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.