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IRISH ECONOMY

Irish real house prices up 175% in 50 years, UK +405%, Germany -1%
Airbnb under siege in Europe- accounts for 50%+ of Dublin rentals
Ireland has very low employer firm startup rate- UK rate highest among advanced countries
Irish broad rate of unemployment at 17% in March 2018; headline rate at 5.8%
Hectare of agricultural land costs €24,000 in Ireland, €6,000 in France
Irish broad unemployment rate at 15% in April 2017 vs 6% official rate
Irish working-age disability recipients up 40% in 2006-2014
Misleading economic statistics
Benchmarking Irish food & drinks industry in 2015 - Part 1&2
The idiot/ eejit's guide to distorted Irish national economic data

CORPORATION TAX

2018:Profits of US firms in Ireland at 800% of payroll costs

Ireland: Apple's foreign tax rate rises to 6% from 2% in 2012
Irish overseas 'contract manufacturing' mainly tax avoidance
Apple's principal Irish company became stateless for tax purposes from 2006
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

2018: Best countries in world to start or run a business in 2018
2018: When 600-year old French word entrepreneur replaced capitalist
2018: High growth firms as the Holy Grail or fool’s gold?
Robots to help Europe's ageing economies to boost economic growth
Digital economy and society in the EU — a browse through online world in figures — 2018 edition

Firms in Japan, US, France account for 85% of Top 100 innovators

Most global tech startup exits have no venture capital funding
Irish Innovation/ Entrepreneurship needs more focus than tax
Most global tech startup exits have no venture capital funding
2018: Economic Facts of Week June 2018: Tech giants killing young firms
Business dynamism/ employer firm startups in US secular decline
UK and Irish business R&D heavily reliant on foreign-owned firms
Startups vs Scaleups: 4% of UK startups have 10+ employees 10 years later
Israel's Startup Nation not a jobs engine; Nor is Irish high tech
Research on 3,000 tech startups since 1980: Grow fast or die slow
Computer coding is a trade that doesn't need college degree
Top 1% of entrepreneurial firms in 10 countries account for 40% of job creation among startups
The Uber app economy and disruptive innovation - Part 4
Graphene: Discovery in UK commercial gains elsewhere?
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

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Irish real house prices up 175% in 50 years, UK +405%, Germany -1%

Best countries in world to start or run a business in 2018

When 600-year old French word entrepreneur replaced capitalist

High growth firms as the Holy Grail or fool’s gold?

Irish 2017 per capita standard of living again below Italy and EU-28 average

Irish broad rate of unemployment at 17% in March 2018; headline rate at 5.8%

150 years for poor Irish child/ descendants to earn national average income: 60 years in Denmark

Profits of US firms in Ireland at 800% of payroll costs

Ireland has very low employer firm startup rate- UK rate highest among advanced countries

Germany had 159 country trade surpluses in 2017; EU biggest global exporter — Trump in 2017 wondered if the US had trade surpluses with any country!

Currency devaluations alone do not magically provide prosperity

Italy: A century of annual budget deficits and high public debt

Economic Facts of Week: Rise of corporate giants & New Gilded Age

Economic Facts of Week: Tech giants killing young firms

Trump makes racism respectable again in America

BREXIT

July 2008 Brexit, the lost empire, and dodgy modern UK economy

Brexit Indicators: Ireland-UK in Numbers 2018

Can technology solve Brexit NI border issue? 2018 - BBC

Brexit video reports May/June 2018

Netherlands top agri-food exporter in Europe; Ireland in 10th ranking

Trump’s corporate tax reform plan could neuter Ireland’s advantage

Brexit: Northern Ireland's industry eclipsed by Republic's after 1961

Irish Exports: Eurozone top market but tiny share for Irish-owned firms

Ireland: Making a reality of Varadkar's 'republic of opportunity'

Brexit: UK the most globalized big economy chooses isolation

UK wages in 15-year freeze; Slowest growth decade in 210 years

Brexit and Irish food industry's dependence on British market

Ireland needs new economic development plan for next 20 years

Brexit Economics: Die is cast for British and Irish economies

Irish Government paper on Brexit negotiations - May 2017

European Council on start of negotiations - May 2017

Dept. of Transport: An Overview of Ireland's Transport Sector - June 2017

Dept of Finance: Presentation on Brexit Trade Exposures - June 2017

Dept of Finance: Exposure Analysis of Sectors of Irish Economy- March 2017

UK Department for Exiting the European Union

Brexit: UK foreign-born population ratio is not an outlier

EU migrants make up over 20% of labour force in 18 British industries — The Guardian

Brexit: former UK civil service head warns Theresa May of chaos — Sir Gus O’Donnell says in The Observer that squabbles, unrealistic expectations and overburdened administration means UK is in for a ‘rough ride’(July 2017)

Britain’s decline and fall — The country has not cut such a pathetic figure on the global stage since Suez in 1956 according to The Economist's Bagehot columnist (June 2017)

EUROPEAN UNION

Robots to help Europe's ageing economies to boost economic growth

EU at 60 - the longest period of peace in Europe in over 2,000 years

EU at 60: European stereotypes reveal some inconvenient truths

Germany a beacon of stability has “never had it so good”

ECB says broad rate of Eurozone unemployment in 15% - 18% range

Ireland's Apple Tax Case seeking result: Lawyers 1 Commonsense 0

Irish broad unemployment rate at 15% in April 2017 vs 6% official rate

Ireland & Italy per capita standard of living below Eurozone average

OECD 2016: Ireland in 19th rank for disposable income: 22% below OECD average

Ireland's Apple Tax Case seeking result: Lawyers 1 Commonsense 0

Trump and US need to learn right lessons from Germany's success

Irish Tax Facts 2018 Irish Revenue Online
G-20 to support major corporate tax reform; 'Golden age' of no taxes over
Benchmarking income tax to attract Irish emigrants home - spin or substance?

Ireland's defence of Apple in EU state aid tax case is a sham

 
 

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 Germany had 159 country trade surpluses in 2017; EU biggest global exporter — Trump in 2017 wondered if the US had trade surpluses with any country!

 

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