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Low pay and high pay in Ireland
Ireland: ESRI research shows income of poor fell most during recession

Irish economy adds 29,000 jobs in 2014; Labour force down 10,500; Broad jobless rate 19%

Benchmarking Irish food & drinks industry in 2015 - Part 1&2
Irish Live Register + 90,000 activation scheme numbers at 439,000 in April
Irish GDP up 4.8% in 2014, GNP up 5.2%; Goods exports up 23% on tax deals
Ireland has 4,000 exporters, Denmark has 30,000
Ireland's ISEQ share index up 14.5% in 2014; Ryanair up 56.5%
German per capita standard of living highest in Europe; Ireland below EU average
Ireland not among top 67 destinations for Chinese outbound FDI in 2014
Irish tax burden in 2013 in GNP terms similar to UK's; Down from 2000
Irish Economy 2015: Central Bank and Moody's forecast similar growth levels this year
Analysis: Irish full-time employee numbers up 14,000 in year; Broad jobless rate at 21%
Irish Economy: ESRI says low income people biggest losers from Budget 2015
Focus on Irish food industry's bigger potential than chemicals or high tech
Ireland: Financial services 'strategy' a menu of 30 steps; 24,000 or 35,000 jobs?
The idiot/ eejit's guide to distorted Irish national economic data
Ireland: 35,000 social housing units by 2020 achievable; Rental market possibly not

CORPORATION TAX

Dell hugely benefited from Irish, Dutch, Singaporean tax havens
41,000 London properties held by foreign companies - 90% in tax havens
Northern Ireland may have a 12.5% corporation tax rate from 2017
Ireland: Noonan said EU to drop Apple tax case; Now expects court case
Irish overseas 'contract manufacturing' mainly tax avoidance
Juncker on Corporate Tax: Poacher-turned-gamekeeper proposes new rules
Germany and UK agree to restrict 'patent box' tax incentives to local R&D
Apple says it may have to pay Ireland back tax; Foreign tax rate at 4.4%
Double Irish tax scheme axed; Conventional wisdom wrong again - Part 1 & 2
Ireland's small gain from Apple's possible EU tax probe payment
Irish corporate tax policy like property bubble driven by short-term interests
US-Ireland Tax Inversions 600,000+ staff: Kenny, Noonan met with top US corporate lawyers
EU investigates how Ireland aided Apple to avoid foreign taxes
Apple's principal Irish company became stateless for tax purposes from 2006
Remarkable international progress in fight against tax evasion and corporate avoidance
OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform
US company profits per Irish employee at $970,000; Tax paid in Ireland at $25,000
Bono struggling again as anti-poverty campaigner and tax avoider

INNOVATION

UK and Irish business R&D heavily reliant on foreign-owned firms
Two-thirds of new consumer products flop within 2 years in Germany
Silicon Valley loses its silicon; Typical household income stagnates
Growing ICT sector in Europe accounts for 5% of employment
Ireland: Innovation with or without R&D/ scientific breakthroughs
Startups vs Scaleups: 4% of UK startups have 10+ employees 10 years later
Irish patent filings at European Patent Office fell in 2014
Israel's Startup Nation not a jobs engine; Nor is Irish high tech
Irish R&D Tax Credit: No evidence of rising business innovation; Facts don't matter
Dublin's Silicon Docks 2015: Separating hype and reality
40 global startups given valuations of $1 billion+ in 2014 led by China's Xiaomi
Scientists, entrepreneurs, investors sign open letter on artificial intelligence
Singapore fDi's Global City of the Future 2014/15; Dublin in fourth place
Dublin Web Summit 2014: Separating hype and reality

EU Industrial R&D Scoreboard: Tax-inverted brass-plate companies dominate in Ireland

Innovation: China to overtake EU, US in science & technology spending in 2019 says OECD
Research on 3,000 tech startups since 1980: Grow fast or die slow
Innovation: When Swiss quality is a barrier to success abroad
Web Summit 2014: Robots, humans and fallible technology
Replacing the Double Irish with Knowledge Development / Patent Box - Part 2
Irish Universities: Ready to change and world class at what price?
Irish resident patenting not suggestive of 'world class knowledge economy'
Dreams of European Silicon Valley & 1685 Revocation of Edict of Nantes
Venture capital is exception as funding source for tech startups
Computer coding is a trade that doesn't need college degree
Irish Software Industry Report: Plea for public help but nobody wants to pay
Many high growth firms either fail or fade - Part 1
Top 1% of entrepreneurial firms in 10 countries account for 40% of job creation among startups
Entrepreneurship: Are clusters within city-regions needed for innovation?
Knowledge workers in Ireland; Low-paid manufacturing grafters in China? - Part 2
The Uber app economy and disruptive innovation - Part 4
Graphene: Discovery in UK commercial gains elsewhere?
Startups plunge as small number of big firms dominate key global business sectors
Imbalance in focus on tech and non-tech entrepreneurship in Ireland & elsewhere - Part 1
Up to 90% of US high tech startups fail; System of failure by design? - Part 2
Ireland: Why not a prize for failed entrepreneur of the year? - Part 3
Global Tech Cluster Rush: More failures than successes likely - Part 1
Global Tech Clusters: Dublin's Silicon Docks - - marketing label or cluster? - Part 2
World's Tech-Ready Countries 2014: Finland on top again; Ireland at 26th
Europe's top ICT Hubs: Munich, London, Paris in lead; Dublin with rank of 16
Irish Innovation: Startup fever and Ireland's dumb enterprise policy - Part 1
Irish Innovation: Israel as Startup Nation, why not Ireland? - Part 2

Irish Innovation: Evidence of science policy failure mounts

Young US firms in high tech down from 60% ratio in 1982 to 38%

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Europe's Worst Exporter: Poor export performance of Greece

Scotch whisky exports at £3.9bn; Irish whiskey exports at €365m

Irish mortgages paid in 2014 at 1976 level; Half of house sales paid in cash<

Irish commercial property returns in 2014 among highest in world

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Commodities price supercycle ends after century of price falls - Parts 1 & 2

Price/Earnings multiple for Dublin houses is double 1993 level

40 global startups given valuations of $1 billion+ in 2014 led by China's Xiaomi

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German per capita standard of living highest in Europe; Ireland below EU average

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Ireland: Superlatives galore - with economy achieving "escape velocity"

43% of rise in H1 2014 GDP from manufacturing overseas - Irish Fiscal Council

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Irish venture capital funding of startups in 2014 plunges to 5% of total

Key Irish legal services reform parked in Limbo

Ireland not among top 67 destinations for Chinese outbound FDI in 2014

Innovation: China to overtake EU, US in science & technology spending in 2019 says OECD

Dreams of European Growth: Euro began in 1999 with Germany, France and Italy in sick ward

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Double Irish tax scheme axed; Conventional wisdom wrong again - Part 1

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Dysfunctional development land systems in UK and Ireland - Part 1 & 2

Ireland's small gain from Apple's possible EU tax probe payment

Focus on Irish food industry's bigger potential than chemicals or high tech

Irish Universities: Ready to change and world class at what price?

Entrepreneurship Myths: Incubators useless? Peak age to start? Cloning Silicon Valley?

Top 1,200 listed companies in EMEA hold €1tn in cash rather than investing

Irish Software Industry Report: Plea for public help but nobody wants to pay - - almost two-thirds of the 108-firm sample are Irish-owned firms with 5 or less employees

EU investigates how Ireland aided Apple to avoid foreign taxes - FDI & Ireland’s love affair with American business

Apple's principal Irish company became stateless for tax purposes from 2006

Declining regular work; Rising low-paid freelancing in Ireland & elsewhere - Part 1-4

Irish Economy 2014: Public pay and pensions bill down 6% since 2007

Germany, UK and France are Europe's most popular locations for FDI

OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform - - includes analysis of underperforming indigenous tradable sector

Dublin Housing Crisis: 75 item laundry list doesn't make a strategy

Europe's top ICT Hubs: Munich, London, Paris in lead; Dublin with rank of 16

American Plutonomy: Richest 5% account for almost 40% of consumer spending

Economic convergence is a myth in Europe and in emerging economies

Richest 85 people worth as much as 3.5bn poorest; Few poor countries by 2035

US company profits per Irish employee at $970,000; Tax paid in Ireland at $25,000

IMF explains “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” tax avoidance

Irish Budget 2014: Half of Ireland's population on welfare

Nokia, Europe and Japan's old companies versus US young champions

Finnish lessons for Irish education?

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Prime office rents in Dublin to rise by up to 31% in 2015 after 29% surge in 2014
New Irish housing units in 2015 forecast at only 10,000
Dysfunctional development land systems in UK and Ireland - Part 1 & 2
Irish Stock Exchange: Born in 1793 - slowly dying in 2013
Irish Housing Affordability Index at 19.3% of net income in 2014; Peak was at 26%+
Established industries often beat new technology investment returns
Ireland's ISEQ share index up 14.5% in 2014; Ryanair up 56.5%
Argentina, China head 2014 share price index rises; Denmark best of developed countries

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Apple's principal Irish company became stateless for tax purposes from 2006
OECD: Faster job creation unlikely to return employment rates to pre-crisis levels
Typical American household income in 2013 was below the 1989 level
World set for 13 'super-aged' countries by 2020 up from 3 today
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