#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 9°C Friday 23 October 2020


# census - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

The CSO has alerted the gardaí after extracts from the 1926 Census were published on social media

The individual who posted the information was contacted by the CSO and has agreed to remove the material.

# census - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Census which was due to take place next year postponed until 2022

It will instead take place on 3 April 2022.

# census - Saturday 18 April, 2020

Mortality census of long-term residential care facilities to be carried out this weekend

The data will be published “as soon as possible”, the Department of Health said.

# census - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

CSO to spend estimated €1.2 million on smart phones and equipment as Census 2021 goes digital

Over 5,000 smart phones will be given to the Census enumerators around the country to capture data in April 2021.

# census - Thursday 21 November, 2019

'Rectifying the historic wrong': LGBT advocates wanted sexual orientation included on the next Census

Scotland’s census will give individuals up to 21 options under this category including skolisexual and demiromantic.

# census - Friday 12 July, 2019

Trump backs down on controversial census question after protracted legal and political battle

He directed federal agencies to compile the information using existing databases instead.

# census - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

For the first time, you can write a message for future generations on the Census

The Census will have a “time capsule” blank box on the form, where citizens can leave their mark, to be revealed in 100 years’ time.

# census - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Do you have broadband? What time do you leave work? These are some of the questions you'll be asked in the next census

The next Census day will be held on 18 April 2021. Mark it in the diary.

# census - Friday 16 March, 2018

# census - Friday 16 February, 2018

Poll: Would you like to be able to speak more Irish? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to be able to speak more Irish?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

# census - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Here's what the wellbeing of Ireland looks like right now

The average annual earnings in 2016 were €36,919 per person.

# census - Thursday 14 December, 2017

The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming

Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.

# census - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis

Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.

# census - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Number of dual Irish citizens living here up by almost 90% over five years

New figures from Census 2016 have been released.

# census - Thursday 31 August, 2017

There's been a 31% increase in work commutes that are over an hour long

Driving remains the most popular way to get to work, but there’s been a significant increase in the number of cyclists too.

# census - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Census 2016: Nearly one in five homeless adults have a job

In all, 27% of homeless people were aged 18 and under on Census night in April 2016.

# census - Thursday 27 July, 2017

The CSO has published an interactive map of where you will find the most single people

The CSO has published the map alongside its latest Census figures.

# census - Thursday 6 July, 2017

This is the oldest town in Ireland (in terms of average age)

Females were on average 1.3 years older than their male counterparts.

# census - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Eight people could be brought to court over a refusal to fill in their census form

They could be fined up to €44,000.

# census - Thursday 15 June, 2017

There are 79 unemployment blackspots in Ireland, with Limerick worst affected

Meanwhile, the number of women looking after the home or family has continued to decline.

# census - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Census 2016: Donegal people are loyal to their home and there are plenty of blow-ins in Meath

The latest batch of Census results have been released.

# census - Saturday 22 April, 2017

This chart shows the massive drop in housing supply compared to the Celtic Tiger years

One homeless charity says the government’s housing plan is moving far too slowly.

# census - Thursday 20 April, 2017

This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade - compared to population growth

A new report looks at housing in Census 2016.

# census - Sunday 16 April, 2017

'Ireland is slowly discarding its age-old loyalty card attitude toward established religions'

Laws, government policies and the public funding of services should benefit all members of Irish society, writes Terry Flynn.

# census - Saturday 8 April, 2017

More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer

Some 53,000 more females than males were recorded in the Census 2016 results.

# census - Thursday 6 April, 2017

One in 10 Irish people say they have no religion, the second largest group behind Roman Catholics

Births, deaths and everything in between: Here’s what you need to know about Census 2016.

Why do we have a census? Here's what the statistics are used for

Some of the summary results from last year’s census will be published today.

# census - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Mother's Day stats: July most popular month for having babies and Leitrim has lowest number of births

Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan had the largest families with 2.19 children per family on average.

# census - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Do the 44% of Irish people who are single in their 30s suffer stigma?

Times have moved on from research in the 1990s which found society less understanding.

# census - Friday 16 September, 2016

The busiest train in Ireland is...

The route carries 1,336 people.

# census - Saturday 16 July, 2016

Poll: Should people who refuse to co-operate with the Census be prosecuted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who refuse to co-operate with the Census be prosecuted?

There were five successful prosecutions after the 2011 survey.

# census - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge This Kildare girl was hilariously confused by the writing on the Census form Hotel Recky Pianist

This Kildare girl was hilariously confused by the writing on the Census form

And her sister was there to film it.

# census - Monday 25 April, 2016

Poll: Did you say you had a religion in last night's census? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you say you had a religion in last night's census?

It was one of the most debated questions on the form – but how did you answer?

You've filled out your census - now it's time to hand it in

Enumerators for the national population check will be collecting the filled-in forms starting today.

From The Daily Edge 11 very Irish tweets about taking the Census last night Box Ticking

# census - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Here's why the census wants to know if you have a PC

“It’s an old-fashioned question,” a CSO spokesperson said.

There's going to be an alternative census in Ireland this weekend

It’s all happening online, and it’s all about how people feel.

# census - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Given up on Catholicism? Why you should tick 'no religion' on the census tomorrow

Religion is all of our business when over 90% of state-funded schools remain in church hands, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

Is there any point putting 'Jedi' down as your religion on the census?

It won’t be recorded as such if you do – something both Atheist Ireland and a US Jedi order have concerns about.

1 2 3