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# oecd - Friday 8 October, 2021

OECD hails 'major victory' as 136 nations join global tax deal
# Corporate Tax
# Corporate Tax

OECD hails 'major victory' as 136 nations join global tax deal

Updated Oct 8th 2021, 8:10 PM 18,576 Views 33 Comments

The deal will increase the State’s corporate tax rate for large companies to 15%.

# oecd - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Ireland's decision to sign up to global corporate tax rate praised as 'momentous'
# A Slice Of The Pie
# A Slice Of The Pie

Ireland's decision to sign up to global corporate tax rate praised as 'momentous'

Oct 7th 2021, 7:37 PM 18,013 Views 26 Comments

Christian Aid questioned whether companies would pay the 15%, and said the minimum rate “is not something to be celebrating”.

Corporate tax to increase from 12.5% to 15% as Ireland agrees to back global reforms
# Multinationals
# Multinationals

Corporate tax to increase from 12.5% to 15% as Ireland agrees to back global reforms

Updated Oct 7th 2021, 6:15 PM 50,553 Views 78 Comments
  • The new rate will apply to companies with a turnover of over €750 million with SMEs paying 12.5%.
  • Until today, Ireland was among a handful of states that had not agreed to the OECD-led plans.
  • The new tax regime could be in place by 2023.
Explainer: Why is Ireland about to raise its corporation tax rate from 12.5% to 15%?
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Explainer: Why is Ireland about to raise its corporation tax rate from 12.5% to 15%?

Oct 7th 2021, 5:40 PM 18,070 Views 23 Comments
  • After months of negotiating, the Government is expected to sign Ireland up to a new 15% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
  • There is considerable uncertainty about what the changes will mean for the Irish economy and public finances.
  • But it could be 2023 or 2024 by the time the new rules are actually implemented.

# oecd - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Phrase 'at least' being removed from draft OECD tax deal
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Phrase 'at least' being removed from draft OECD tax deal

Updated Oct 5th 2021, 7:10 PM 45,005 Views 55 Comments

The government said today that no decision has yet been taken on whether Ireland will sign up.

# oecd - Monday 20 September, 2021

Taoiseach says he won't make commitments ‘one way or the other’ to companies about corporation tax rate
# 12.5 Per Cent
# 12.5 Per Cent

Taoiseach says he won't make commitments ‘one way or the other’ to companies about corporation tax rate

Updated Sep 20th 2021, 8:08 PM 17,810 Views 23 Comments

The Finance Minister told the European Commission it is “not appropriate” at present for Ireland to sign up to the deal.

# oecd - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax
# Taxing Matters
# Taxing Matters

Amid pressure on Ireland, Donohoe 'won't speculate' on future position on corporation tax

Jul 15th 2021, 12:21 PM 9,980 Views 34 Comments

In its Summer Economic Statement, the Government has revised Irish growth projections upwards.

# oecd - Monday 12 July, 2021

Under pressure to commit Ireland to corporation tax hike, Donohoe meets with US Treasury secretary Yellen
# Taxing Issues
# Taxing Issues

Under pressure to commit Ireland to corporation tax hike, Donohoe meets with US Treasury secretary Yellen

Jul 12th 2021, 11:30 AM 13,211 Views 30 Comments

One of just three EU member states to oppose the international agreement

# oecd - Friday 2 July, 2021

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?
# A Taxing Matter
# A Taxing Matter

Ireland is holding out on the historic global deal on corporate tax. Why? And at what cost?

Jul 2nd 2021, 4:53 PM 18,050 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is one of just nine countries out of 139 to reject the deal.

Poll: Should Ireland increase its corporate tax rate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland increase its corporate tax rate?

Jul 2nd 2021, 8:45 AM 38,446 Views 59 Comments

130 countries have agreed a global tax reform on corporation tax but Ireland wasn’t among them.

# oecd - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Global corporation tax reform deal backed by 130 nations - but not Ireland
# OECD
# OECD

Global corporation tax reform deal backed by 130 nations - but not Ireland

Jul 1st 2021, 7:13 PM 28,559 Views 54 Comments

Global companies would be taxed at a rate of at least 15% if the deal is implemented.

# oecd - Friday 21 May, 2021

Higher, more progressive taxes could be needed to fund future government spending, says ESRI
# Taxing Matter
# Taxing Matter

Higher, more progressive taxes could be needed to fund future government spending, says ESRI

May 21st 2021, 6:00 AM 21,612 Views 90 Comments

Unwinding ‘questionable’ tax reliefs that distort the property market could also be considered.

# oecd - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'
# No Return
# No Return

Taoiseach: 'Water charges will not be coming back'

May 11th 2021, 2:01 PM 16,645 Views 55 Comments

The OECD has suggested the government reconsider the issue of domestic water charges.

# oecd - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?
# Ireland Inc
# Ireland Inc

'A 30-year race to the bottom': Why might the Biden global tax plan spell trouble for Ireland's entire economic model?

Apr 10th 2021, 7:00 AM 40,213 Views 58 Comments
  • The Biden administration has recommitted the US to global tax reform talks.
  • American wants a 21% global minimum rate of corporation tax.
  • Ireland's famous 12.5% rate looks likely to come under severe pressure.

# oecd - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine
# Cerrejón Mine
# Cerrejón Mine

ESB referred to OECD over importing coal from north Colombian mine

Jan 19th 2021, 12:38 PM 17,061 Views 33 Comments

A charity has submitted a formal complaint about the ESB allegedly breaching its human rights commitments.

# oecd - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Biden administration could 'heighten' US engagement on global tax reform, says Paschal Donohoe
# Corporation Tax
# Corporation Tax

Biden administration could 'heighten' US engagement on global tax reform, says Paschal Donohoe

Jan 14th 2021, 2:34 PM 13,698 Views 16 Comments

Donohoe was speaking at the launch of an update to Ireland’s corporation tax roadmap.

# oecd - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Cross-department approach could help tackle Ireland's rate of illiteracy - report
# Literacy
# Literacy

Cross-department approach could help tackle Ireland's rate of illiteracy - report

Jul 22nd 2020, 10:36 AM 10,861 Views 35 Comments

About 18% of Irish people aged 16 to 65 are at or below level one on the five-level literacy scale.

# oecd - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?
# Education
# Education

How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?

Dec 3rd 2019, 1:13 PM 28,941 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s students among top performers in reading, science and maths, but are more dissatisfied with their lives.

# oecd - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

'Urgent need for living wage': 23% of workers in Ireland are on low pay
# OECD
# OECD

'Urgent need for living wage': 23% of workers in Ireland are on low pay

Aug 14th 2019, 9:28 AM 28,576 Views 115 Comments

Sinn Féin has said that the Living Wage of €12.30 an hour needs to be introduced.

# oecd - Thursday 8 August, 2019

Have €42,500? That's the amount of public debt hanging over the head of every person living in the State
# IOU
# IOU

Have €42,500? That's the amount of public debt hanging over the head of every person living in the State

Aug 8th 2019, 5:28 PM 55,726 Views 137 Comments

Minister Paschal Donohoe said prudent management of the public finances in needed.

# oecd - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Ireland should provide universal healthcare and link social benefits to earnings - report
# OECD
# OECD

Ireland should provide universal healthcare and link social benefits to earnings - report

Mar 8th 2018, 9:29 AM 20,807 Views 103 Comments

OECD economic surveys of member countries take place around every two years.

# oecd - Monday 19 June, 2017

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU
# UNICEF
# UNICEF

Ireland's teen suicide rate is the fourth highest in the EU

Jun 19th 2017, 6:00 AM 26,207 Views 22 Comments

A new report suggests that the self-reporting of mental health issues among teenagers here is worryingly high.

# oecd - Sunday 11 December, 2016

FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Willie O'Dea right to say Ireland has the highest child poverty rate in the OECD?

Dec 11th 2016, 9:30 PM 19,687 Views 68 Comments

The Fianna Fáil TD made the bold claim earlier this week in an interview with a local newspaper.

# oecd - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice
# Teenage Drinking
# Teenage Drinking

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:43 PM 14,962 Views 43 Comments

A report by the OECD found that 16% of Irish teens admitted to being drunk on two occasions.

# oecd - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Women have caught up with men's drinking habits
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

Women have caught up with men's drinking habits

Oct 25th 2016, 3:03 PM 16,102 Views 55 Comments

That’s according to new research undertaken in western countries.

# oecd - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,312 Views 142 Comments

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# oecd - Thursday 14 April, 2016

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals
# Missing Out
# Missing Out

One-third of Irish children miss out on housing, heating and good meals

Apr 14th 2016, 6:05 AM 14,210 Views 131 Comments

This data comes as part of a Unicef study into material deprivation across OECD countries.

# oecd - Thursday 17 March, 2016

The OECD apologises for St Patrick's Day tweet about alcohol abuse
# Awkward
# Awkward

The OECD apologises for St Patrick's Day tweet about alcohol abuse

Mar 17th 2016, 5:13 PM 34,879 Views 40 Comments

Ouch.

# oecd - Thursday 28 January, 2016

These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information
# New Rules
From Business ETC
# New Rules

These countries are set to cosy-up over tax information

Jan 28th 2016, 10:13 AM 9,990 Views 25 Comments

Information exchange between 31 OECD nations is set to start next year.

# oecd - Friday 8 January, 2016

Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Men told to limit themselves to six pints a week

Jan 8th 2016, 9:29 PM 22,508 Views 104 Comments

New advice from British medical officers warned regular drinking increases the risk of developing cancer.

# oecd - Friday 18 September, 2015

The economy may be on the up, but one in six people born here still live abroad
# Not Coming Home
# Not Coming Home

The economy may be on the up, but one in six people born here still live abroad

Sep 18th 2015, 2:00 AM 11,453 Views 71 Comments

The ‘brain exchange’ of both highly-educated emigrants and immigrants remains a significant threat to an Irish recovery according to a new report.

# oecd - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

These are 5 things that could wreck Ireland's economy all over again
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

These are 5 things that could wreck Ireland's economy all over again

Sep 15th 2015, 10:13 AM 35,454 Views 40 Comments

The OECD has a lot to say about where the country is headed in its latest survey.

# oecd - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Immigrants in Ireland are better educated than native-born nationals
# Changing Attitudes
# Changing Attitudes

Immigrants in Ireland are better educated than native-born nationals

Jul 5th 2015, 2:31 PM 22,182 Views 113 Comments

New figures from the European Commission and the OECD found that 48% of immigrants in Ireland have studied at third level.

# oecd - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world
# Booze
# Booze

When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world

May 13th 2015, 9:49 AM 25,624 Views 43 Comments

We’re actually the fourth worst, according to a new report.

# oecd - Friday 8 May, 2015

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico...
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

The Irish minimum wage? It could be worse, you could live in Mexico...

May 8th 2015, 6:04 AM 16,190 Views 32 Comments

Ireland’s low pay standard finishes quite high up the OECD rankings.

# oecd - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes
# Mea Culpa
# Mea Culpa

'We have made mistakes in the past' - Michael Noonan talks taxes

Dec 2nd 2014, 5:28 PM 11,185 Views 43 Comments

But he says Ireland has been “caught in the crossfire” of sniping between the EU and US multinationals.

# oecd - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Ireland has the second highest percentage of low-paying jobs in the world
# Wages
# Wages

Ireland has the second highest percentage of low-paying jobs in the world

Oct 5th 2014, 8:45 AM 32,826 Views 118 Comments

America is number one.

# oecd - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

Enda Kenny: The 'Double Irish' tax loophole isn't our fault and we don't promote it

Oct 2nd 2014, 11:46 AM 12,828 Views 46 Comments

The Taoiseach has been responding to criticism of Ireland’s tax regime by British Prime Minister David Cameron this week.

# oecd - Monday 29 September, 2014

Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

Ireland denies giving illegal State aid to Apple as FT front page makes world headlines

Sep 29th 2014, 2:20 PM 26,580 Views 99 Comments

The Department of Finance says that Apple has been “taxed fully” in Ireland.

# oecd - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Tax inversions inverted: US moves on loopholes used by Ireland-based companies
# Taxing Talk
# Taxing Talk

Tax inversions inverted: US moves on loopholes used by Ireland-based companies

Sep 23rd 2014, 9:28 AM 7,819 Views 16 Comments

Confused? We look at US corporate tax reforms and how they could affect this country.

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