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IRISH ECONOMY

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
Annual rise in employment of 3.1% or 66,800 in year to Q4 of 2017; total employment at 2,231m; jobless rate at 6.4%
Hectare of agricultural land costs €24,000 in Ireland, €6,000 in France
Ireland needs new economic development plan for next 20 years
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

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

Ireland: Apple's foreign tax rate rises to 6% from 2% in 2012
US$7.6tn hidden in tax havens - almost half annual US GDP
Ireland & Beps Tax Reform: Services exports to drop 50%
Dell hugely benefited from Irish, Dutch, Singaporean tax havens
Irish overseas 'contract manufacturing' mainly tax avoidance
Germany and UK agree to restrict 'patent box' tax incentives to local R&D
Apple says it may have to pay Ireland back tax; Foreign tax rate at 4.4%
Double Irish tax scheme axed; Conventional wisdom wrong again - Part 1 & 2
Ireland's small gain from Apple's possible EU tax probe payment
US-Ireland Tax Inversions 600,000+ staff: Kenny, Noonan met with top US corporate lawyers
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

Robots to help Europe's ageing economies to boost economic growth
Digital economy and society in the EU — a browse through our 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
Economic Facts of Week June 2018: Tech giants killing young firms
Business dynamism/ employer firm startups in US secular decline

Europe produces 13 $1bn+ "unicorn" startups in one year; London is Europe's digital capital

Innovation Union Scoreboard 2015: Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany are on top
UK and Irish business R&D heavily reliant on foreign-owned firms
Growing ICT sector in Europe accounts for 5% of employment
Ireland: Innovation with or without R&D/ scientific breakthroughs
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
Dublin Web Summit 2014: Separating hype and reality
Research on 3,000 tech startups since 1980: Grow fast or die slow
Innovation: When Swiss quality is a barrier to success abroad
Dreams of European Silicon Valley & 1685 Revocation of Edict of Nantes
Computer coding is a trade that doesn't need college degree
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
The Uber app economy and disruptive innovation - Part 4
Graphene: Discovery in UK commercial gains elsewhere?
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
Europe's top ICT Hubs: Munich, London, Paris in lead; Dublin with rank of 16
Irish Innovation: Startup fever and Ireland's dumb enterprise policy - Part 1
Irish Innovation: Israel as Startup Nation, why not Ireland? - Part 2


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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

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

CSO data on Brexit: “Brexit: Ireland and the UK in numbers" - December 2016

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


Share Prices Irish house prices and property market information

CRH, Ryanair, BOI, Kerry account for 66% of value of Irish shares

ESRI wants Irish land tax - not overall remedy for housing crisis
Irish commercial property returns in 2014 among highest in world
Irish commercial property returns +25.9% in year to September
New Irish housing units in 2015 forecast at only 10,000
Dysfunctional development land systems in UK and Ireland - Part 1 & 2
Irish Stock Exchange: Born in 1793 - slowly dying in 2013
Established industries often beat new technology investment returns
Ireland's ISEQ share index up 14.5% in 2014; Ryanair up 56.5%



Mortgage Rates Savings Rates
Irish mortgages paid in 2014 at 1976 level; Half of house sales paid in cash

Irish Tax Facts 2017 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
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

OECD: Faster job creation unlikely to return employment rates to pre-crisis levels
Typical American household income in 2013 was below the 1989 level
World set for 13 'super-aged' countries by 2020 up from 3 today
Irish Central Bank: Compendium of Economic Statistics 2013 [pdf]
Budget and Economic Statistics Ireland  [pdf]- 2013 Economics & Financial data published in Dec 2013
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 2016  Irish Statistics

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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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UK government most open/ transparent in world; Ireland & Greece lowest ranking in Europe

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