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# Competitiveness

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IRFU strongly in favour of South African teams joining expanded Pro16
The union is keen to see the Pro14 become a more competitive proposition.
Ireland's growth is under 'serious and imminent threat'
Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard for 2017 found that strong economic performance in recent years is masking the country’s vulnerability.
Barca great Ronaldinho - I never lacked competitiveness
He has earned a reputation as a flamboyant party boy, but the Brazilian defended his record in football.
FactCheck: Does Ireland really lead the world for skilled labour?
The Taoiseach made an interesting claim in the Dáil this week. Is it true?
Ireland's John Lacey sent Wayne Barnes flying during this referee training session
The former Munster player got a little too competitive.
Ireland could have fewer jobs next year unless urgent action is taken
While there have has been big growth, there is still plenty to worry about.
Opinion: Are women less competitive than men?
On average, women are less confident about competing than their male counterparts. Why?
Ireland among Europe's elite when it comes to competitiveness
A new report by the European Commission has placed Ireland alongside Netherlands, Germany and Denmark for industrial competitiveness.
Why Ireland is a bit like Padraig Harrington when it comes to being competitive
In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at why Ireland has lost its competitive edge.
'Van Gaal in for a surprise in the Premier League,' says Rodgers
The Liverpool boss believes the Dutchman won’t have experienced competitiveness like the English top flight before.
Samsung blames slow smartphone sales and increased competition for profit slump
Slow global sales of smartphones and tablets and rising marketing costs to shift stock were some of the factors Samsung cited as its net profit fell by nearly 20% in the second quarter.
Irish competitiveness on the slide, warns council
We’re at risk of losing many of the gains made in recent years, the competitiveness watchdog has said.
Column: Don't believe the hype – the Irish economy remains a high cost one
As business costs begin to rise again, we need to remember that nobody owes us a living, writes Aaron McKenna.
Is it too expensive to do business in Ireland?
Cost savings are temporary without reform, IBEC says.
EU puts further pressure on Google to address antitrust concerns
The EU’s Competition Commissioner told reporters in Brussels that Google’s next proposal is its “last opportunity” to address these concerns, or else further action will be taken.
Kenny to talk tax with European Council
He will speak about how best to tackle tax evasion and fraud during the meeting in Brussels.
Ireland one of the top 20 most competitive holiday spots in world
We fell out of the top 20 in the World Tourism and Travel Competitiveness Index two years ago – now we’re back at no. 19.
Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland
Ireland’s bailout partners also want a more efficient judicial system.
Column: Irish labour costs making us uncompetitive? Hardly.
We’re told that wages need to be cut for Ireland to compete internationally – but the figures don’t bear this out, writes Jimmy Kelly of Unite.
You wait forever for some good economic news...
.. and then along comes 18 good headlines (and 1,200 jobs) all at once.
Employer says five-year pay freeze needed
But SIPTU says no.