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Main focus of the Leaving Cert seems to be acting as a filter for entry into higher education, according to the  OECD review.

The Leaving Cert is “too narrow and rigid” and its main focus seems to be acting as a filter for entry into higher education, according to a review by(...)

Unconvinced: Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Alan Betson

Technology giants such as Facebook and Apple, and other large multinationals, could soon face a global minimum level of corporate taxation under new p(...)

Senior cycle education in secondary school could have a more rigorous vocational dimension, according to an OECD analysis.

The Leaving Cert should have a more rigorous vocational focus and give real work-based experience to students, according to a review of senior cycle b(...)

The OECD downgraded the economic forecasts for almost all of the countries it examined, citing trade tensions among the drivers. Photograph: iStock

Ireland will suffer the biggest negative shock from a no-deal Brexit outside the UK, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(...)

Major car makers are chasing a purported €300-billion pot of autonomous gold, the predicted level of cash to be made from autonomous car services by 2030.

I’m not a Luddite. I would not have been among the angry mob throwing their wooden shoes (known as sabos, hence saboteurs) into the workings of weavi(...)

The OECD warns that another property bubble could be forming. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images

Overheating is a nebulous concept. In broad terms, it refers to an economy that is expanding at an unsustainable rate, but what environmentalist would(...)

The 333m cruise ship the Splendida, the longest ship ever to visit Dublin Port, carrying more than 4,600 passengers. Photograph: Eric Luke

Redeveloping Alexandra Basin in Dublin Port would aid it in bringing more cruise ships to the city, according to a new report. An Bord Pleanála grant(...)

The  latest forecast from the OECD is slightly less pessimistic about  the outlook for Britain than it was in September

The OECD has downgraded its growth projections for the Republic next year to just 3.2 per cent. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop(...)

International business regulation:  The OECD said that Ireland has failed to consolidate and harmonise two foreign bribery offences –  in the Prevention of Corruption Act 2001 and the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act 2001 –  which potentially contravene each other. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has berated the State for failing to update laws to help an international effort to combat(...)

Some key elements of the tax structures used by tech companies based here are in the sights of the OECD. In an update on its project to combat aggress(...)

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