The proportion of public expenditure on education fell by more than 40 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010, according to statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Photograph: David Sleator

The proportion of public expenditure on education fell fell from 13.7 per cent to 9.7 per cent in the decade between 2000 and 2010 according to stati(...)

Members from the IF campaign wear masks representing world leaders dressed as chefs, outside the City Hall, Belfast on Saturday. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The amount of money the world’s richest countries give to developing nations fell by $2.9 billion between 2011 and 2012. The G8 countries reduced thei(...)

G8 leaders gather
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  • June 17, 2013, 01:00

The omens for dramatic advances for David Cameron at the Group of Eight (G8), are not propitious. The British Prime Minister, hosting the summit in Lo(...)

The issues the IPA highlighted two years ago as being most urgently in need of reform are being addressed “to varying degrees”.

Progress on reforming the public sector has been patchy but not without successes, according to a report published today by the Institute of Public Ad(...)

Ireland ranks 18th overall in this 2012 study of 45 countries, behind most EU states with the exception of Hungary, Greece and Poland.

Ireland differs in terms of its childcare provision with other developed states in many ways but in one particular way it stands out – for its low (...)

This new tax might be fair, but it won’t contribute much to the State’s coffers

Ireland was for long an outlier in the rich world in that it did not extract from its citizens an annual tax on the value of their homes. Our unusual (...)

Google’s European, Middle East and African sales headquarters on Barrow Street, Dublin. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The ongoing political controversy over the level of tax being paid by Google in its major European markets could have serious implications for (...)

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek in Brussels this week. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has flagged the danger of “excessive imbalances” in Slovenia’s economy, as the ex-Yugoslav republic seeks to save its b(...)

Professor John McHale (left)  and Donal Donovan of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, which has recommended the Government continue with spending cuts and tax increases for the next two years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Government should not reduce the size of the packages of spending cuts and tax increases over the next two budgets, according Irish Fiscal (...)

The research found 86 per cent of children in Ireland were happy with their lives, while there was also a “significant decline” in the number of those smoking and more modest declines in drinking and teenage pregnancy. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ireland has been named the 10th best place in the world for children to grow up among a list of developed countries, ranking a(...)

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