Jobseeker claims – comparing characteristics and outcomes for casual and full claimants

This paper examines the subset of part-time workers in receipt of a partial jobseekers payment. Where eligibility criteria are satisfied, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection pays partial jobseeker payment to those who are in part-time employment and seeking full-time work. These workers are situated between full jobseeker claims and full-time employment.
This paper examines the trends in the numbers involved, and puts these in the context of survey data on overall trends in part-time employment, in particular part-time underemployment.
Finally, the analysis compares recipients of these partial jobseekers payment to all recipients of jobseeker payments. After identifying demographic and labour market characteristics on 31 December 2015, labour market outcomes are calculated and compared one year later.

This paper can be viewed here.

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Ireland UK-Tax and Customs Links

The decision of the United Kingdom (UK) of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to exit the
European Union (EU) has significant impacts across many areas. This paper’s focus is on
the links between Ireland and the UK that may affect tax and customs matters. Two
primary topics are examined – flows between the two jurisdictions that may carry customs
implications and the links of Irish based businesses to the UK and their tax contributions
to the Irish Exchequer.

The full paper can be viewed here.

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Analysis of Low Income Taxpayers

This paper examines the incomes and mobility of taxpayers and the profitability of
employers in Ireland using Revenue’s tax record data. The analysis has a special focus on low income taxpayers to support the work of the Low Pay Commission.

The purpose of the research is to make the best use of Revenue’s data and to improve the evidence-base for policy making.

The full paper can be found here.

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Focused Policy Assessment of Ireland’s Bilateral Diplomatic Mission in the United States of America

This review was undertaken by the department’s Evaluation and Audit Unit as part of the Government’s Value for Money Review Initiative, guided by the Public Spending Code. The purpose of the review was to assess the effectiveness of Ireland’s six bilateral diplomatic missions in the United States of America for the years 2011 to 2015. In addition to helping provide accountability to the Irish public in general, the review aims to help inform decisions in relation to the future allocation of resources and to how the mission network might more effectively and more efficiently maintain and develop Ireland’s bilateral relationship with the US, promote Ireland’s economic interests and deliver services to citizens.
This paper can be found here.
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