Tuesday December 1, 2020

Multinational sector inflates true wealth of Irish people – OECD

l Realistic estimate of average wealth puts Ireland much closer to bloc average

6th November, 2016

The multinational sector is distorting the true wealth of Irish people, which is more than a fifth lower than the OECD average, according to new research.

A paper from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development shows that Irish GDP per capita was 24 per cent above the average level for members of the group.

However, when measured for disposable income, Ireland tumbled down the ratings, with a level of free cash 22 per cent below...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Analysis: The sandwich-maker has tapped its shareholders for €100 million amid the continuing uncertainty over the pandemic

Ian Guider | 2 days ago

GAA supporters around the country have long bemoaned the disproportionate funding directed towards Dublin. The GAA argues that it was merely rebalancing a perceived weakness in Dublin compared to its population size, but did it create a monster?

Barry J Whyte | 2 days ago

The building materials giant last week posted earnings before ebitda of $3.4 billion for the first nine months of 2020, making light of tough trading conditions

Peter O'Dwyer | 2 days ago