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IRISH ECONOMY

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The idiot/ eejit's guide to distorted Irish national economic data
Q1 2011-Q2 2014: Irish employee jobs up 21,000; 130,000 part-timers seeking full-time work
Irish Economy 2014: Growth to remain strong in 2014/ 2015 says ESRI; High debt, low credit are risks
Irish Economy: Bruton publishes new FDI policy; Avoids inconvenient facts
Irish Economy 2014: GDP up 2.7% in Q1; GNP up 0.5% - personal spending/ investment weak
Irish Jobs & Innovation: What should Ireland do? - Part 5
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 mortgage approvals in 2014 rise but are at 40-year low
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 Medium-Term Economic Strategy 2014-2020: Where will 300,000 net new jobs come from? - - Part 8

CORPORATION TAX

Irish corporate tax policy like property bubble driven by short-term interests
Corporation Tax Reform: Irish Government should reject pleadings of short-termists
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
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
Bono's hypocrisy on Africa, corporate tax avoidance in Ireland

INNOVATION

Irish resident patenting not suggestive of 'world class knowledge economy'
Dreams of European Silicon Valley & 1685 Revocation of Edict of Nantes
Most liveable cities are most boring; Dublin at joint 46th in 2014 ahead of London
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
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
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?
Young US firms in high tech down from 60% ratio in 1982 to 38%
 
Irish Public Procurement: Victorian-era secrecy protects well-connected; Breaks EU law

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

Debt-challenged Eurozone facing long period of low growth

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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

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Startups plunge as small number of big firms dominate key global business sectors

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

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Irish Economy: Data confirms jobs in foreign-owned exporting firms in 2013 below 2000 level

Intel 25 years in Ireland: Employs 2,800 not 4,500

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

Global Tech Cluster Rush: More failures than successes likely - Part 1

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

Irish Economy 2014: Jobless exports boom 2000-2013; What will change to 2020?

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 strateg color="#008000"> 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

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

Innovation the business buzzword of the decade?

IMF explains “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” tax avoidance

Women, African-Americans and Hispanics/ Latinos are unwanted in Silicon Valley

Japan's Labour Market: Lifers, temps and banishment rooms

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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ESRI says Irish houses undervalued up to 27% - Maybe or not?
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
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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
World set for 13 'super-aged' countries by 2020 up from 3 today
Irish Central Bank: Compendium of Economic Statistics 2013 [pdf]
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Globalization and Asia’s return to economic supremacy

Global Manufacturing: UK lowest cost location in western Europe; Brazil one of highest-cost countries

Developing and emerging countries are likely to account for nearly 60% of world GDP by 2030

Global Income per Capita  Irish Statistics

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