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IRISH ECONOMY

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Irish Live Register + activation program total at 475,000 in June - 22% of workforce
Irish Economy 2014: GDP up 2.7% in Q1; GNP up 0.5% - personal spending/ investment weak
FDI: Ireland not among prospective host sites of top global companies
Irish Jobs & Innovation: What should Ireland do? - Part 5
Irish Economy 2014: Number of employees remains below bailout quarter of 2010
One quarter of Irish households jobless; More than double EU average
Europe Entrepreneurship: Micro firms up 370,000 in 2008-2013; No growth in other firm numbers

Report claims surge in Irish entrepreneurship in 2013 - maybe not?

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
FDI 2013: Greenfield investment projects in Europe fell - Ireland in top 10
OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform
Competitiveness 2014: US leads; Europe recovers and big emerging markets struggle
Dublin Housing Crisis: 75 item laundry list doesn't make a strategy
Irish home mortgages paid in Q1 2014 at lowest since 1972
Irish SME debt impairment at 32%; One third of firms have no debt
Irish Economy 2014: Quarter of additional jobs in 2013 went to foreign nationals
Irish Economy 2014: The politics of jobs announcements and propaganda
Irish Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020: Where will 300,000 net new jobs come from? - - Part 8
Irish Economy: Pharmaceutical patent cliff no growth threat; High exports have low impact

CORPORATION TAX

US-Ireland Tax Inversions 600,000+ staff: Kenny, Noonan met with top US corporate lawyers
IMF: Developing economies are victims of corporate tax avoidance
EU investigates how Ireland aided Apple to avoid foreign taxes
Apple's principal Irish company became stateless for tax purposes from 2006
Are American companies stupid to pay corporate tax in Ireland?
Remarkable international progress in fight against tax evasion and corporate avoidance
Ireland in U-turn on corporate tax avoidance; Accepts reality of reform
OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform
Corporate Tax Reform: OECD says Ireland/ India top global ICT services exporters
US company profits per Irish employee at $970,000; Tax paid in Ireland at $25,000
Corporate Tax 2014: Yahoo! joins “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” club; IDA Ireland wants more members
Corporate Tax 2014: US proposal of 17% rate for foreign profits
Bono's hypocrisy on Africa, corporate tax avoidance in Ireland

INNOVATION

Top 1% of entrepreneurial firms in 10 countries account for 40% of job creation among startups
Irish Digital Technology Index 2014: Superlatives a plenty but...
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
Innovation Ireland: Knowledge Transfer Ireland. service launched
Innovation: Today's scheme is a €500,000 startup fund for graduates
Graphene: Discovered in UK , commercialisation gains maybe elsewhere
Cloud computing hype being challenged by fog
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 high tech companies predict "major expansion" in 2014; ICT jobs fell in 2013
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

Irish Venture Capital: Call for pension investments; Government provides 40% of annual funding
Venture Capital 2013: US financing at $33bn; Europe $7.1bn; China $3.5bn; Israel $2.3bn
Irish Innovation: US research debunks policy makers' myths in Ireland
Irish Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020: Innovation and entrepreneurs? - - Part 3
Ireland as 'The Global Technology Hub' or a fantasy?
Asian countries top OECD’s latest PISA survey; Ireland improves
Irish Innovation: Bruton launches Big Data research centre; Aspirations, no performance metrics
More US VC-backed new companies fail than succeed
Young US firms in high tech down from 60% ratio in 1982 to 38%
EU Innovation 2014: Ireland's assessment based on distorted data
 
Irish Public Procurement: Victorian-era secrecy protects well-connected; Breaks EU law

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Global Financial Centres Index: New York overtakes London; Dublin slips to 66 of 83 cities

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

Irish Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020: Exports to plunge by €50bn - Parts 1-8 -- 300,000 net new jobs by 2020 via prayer or strategy?

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

Eurozone living standards could fall to 60% of US levels by 2023 - a mid-1960s ratio

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Irish Home Prices 2014: Dublin prices surged 22% in 12 months to May
Irish Stock Exchange: Born in 1793 - slowly dying in 2013
Dublin second-hand house prices rose by 17.7% in 2013
Irish Housing Affordability Index at 19.3% of net income in 2014; Peak was at 26%+
Real value of Irish equities grew by a factor of 96.6 in 114 years 1900-2013
Irish shares rose by 33.6% in 2013; ISEQ index back to early 1998 levels
Global shares rose 20% in 2013; Nikkei best in 41 years, Dow in 18

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Irish Tax 2014/2013 Irish Revenue Online
Tax burden rising on workers in OECD countries Commission on Taxation Report 2009 - - Proposals on Irish tax overhaul
G-20 to support major corporate tax reform; 'Golden age' of no taxes over
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
World cereal production to hit record in 2013; Asia awash with rice
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