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# Central Statistics Office

This month
November 2023
Govt warned house prices will continue to rise if supply isn't met as prices increase 1.4%
Latest data from the CSO revealed that house prices increased by 1.4% in the last 12 months since September.
Last month
October 2023
Number of bus journeys in Dublin and outside capital continue to exceed pre-pandemic figures
That’s according to figures released today by the Central Statistics Office.
This year
Central Bank expects a 'gradual and uneven' decline to inflation over next two years
The Central Bank also anticipates wages will increase due to pressures from the employment rate.
Property prices continue to rise, with the average house price now at €320,000
Prices in Dublin have fallen while prices in all other counties have risen by 3.8%.
Inflation in Ireland rises to 6.3%, new CSO figures show
This is the 23rd straight month where the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index has been at least 5%
Employment rate in Ireland at highest level since records began in 1998
In the second quarter of this year, there was an employment rate of 74.2% among people aged 15-64.
66% of young adults who disclosed an experience of sexual violence told a friend first
The survey found that 36% of women who did not disclose any experience of sexual violence did so because they felt ashamed or embarrassed.
Imports from Great Britain to Ireland fall by 34% in a year
Exports from Ireland to Great Britain grew by 19% in the same period.
Drop in fraud crimes but significant increase in thefts, according to latest CSO figures
The Central Statistics Office has today published the latest recorded crime statistics, which cover the period in the year to the end of March.
Wholesale electricity prices fell 40% in past year, but savings for customers will be delayed
Daragh Cassidy from price comparison website, has said that prices for consumers still remain high and may not fall for months.
Close to three in 10 people 'severely limited by a health problem' at risk of poverty
More than one in five severely limited by a health problem are unable to afford to adequately heat their home, and close to a quarter are unable to afford new clothes.
24,000 or 30,000 new homes? Leo Varadkar says 30,000 as he backs CSO in housing figures row
Construction Information Services have said that there were only around 24,000 new homes built in 2022. The CSO says it was 30,000.
Last year
Ireland's population grows at highest rate since 2008 in last 12 months - CSO
The Central Statistics Office estimates Ireland’s population to be 5.1 million.
CSO: Property prices across the country rose by 14.4% in the year to May
Price inflation fell for the second consecutive month, however..
Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.
Public transport use approaches pre-pandemic levels
It comes following a 20% cut in the cost of public transport fares.
Construction costs surge again in April as inflation continues to pump up wholesale prices
Structural steel and fabricated metal prices were up 42% and 38.5% respectively over 12 months.
Despite prices falling at the pump, annual Irish consumer price inflation hit 7% in April — a 22-year high
Consumer price inflation has now been rising at an annual pace of 5% or more since October 2022.
'It's a complete farce': Homes across east Clare have yet to receive census forms
People fear parts of east Clare could lose out on public services as their population will be undercounted.
Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show
The figures show that data centres are now consuming more electricity than rural homes.
Victims and offenders in one in seven sexual violence cases aged under 18, says CSO
In 2021, 82% of victims of sexual violence were women, with 2,357 cases being reported to Gardaí.
Census forms set to be completed this evening across Ireland
The census was postponed last year due to Covid-19.
Apartment dwellers asked to help Census workers deliver forms to apartment blocks
The Central Statistics Office raised concerns that enumerators could not access gated communities and apartment blocks.
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls yet again.
CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families
Campaigners have warned that soaring inflation is hitting lower-income households differently.
Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin
It’s the 13th consecutive month of rising property prices.
PUP and Live Register numbers rose by 5.8% in December
The number of PUP recipients recorded last month has fallen by 82% compared to the 308,357 recipients in December 2020.
Slight rise in unemployment in December, with the PUP reopening due to Covid restrictions
The unemployment rate in December 2021, adjusted due to the PUP, stood at 7.5%.
Over half of households in receipt of housing assistance at risk of poverty in 2020
New CSO figures show that nearly one million people were at risk of poverty in 2020 when housing costs were taken into account.
Irish shoppers splashed out on clothes and DIY supplies in the lead-up to Christmas
But the volume of sales in pubs was still 29.2% below pre-pandemic levels in November, the CSO said.
All time
Irish consumer prices rise 5.3% during biggest annual increase in 20 years
Soaring petrol, diesel and energy prices continue to drive inflation, the CSO said.
62% of internet users saw content they believed was ‘untrue or doubtful’ in 2021
Of those who came across such content, 64% checked its veracity by checking sources online, figures from the Central Statistics Office show.
Cost of living concerns mount as October sees largest annual jump in consumer prices since 2007
Electricity and fuel costs are the main drivers of inflation currently, the Central Statistics Office said.
Households saved more than €31 billion in 2020, CSO figures show
Savings made during the pandemic have brought the financial net worth of households to an all-time high of €312.8 billion, the CSO said.
August saw the largest annual jump in consumer prices in nearly a decade
It follows a sharp drop-off in prices last year due to public health restrictions.
Half of parents living with an adult child would like them to move out
90% of adults who live with their parents agree.
Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
The number of offenders who go on to reoffend dropped from 54% in 2011 to 48% in 2018.
Levels of recorded crime fall sharply during the Covid pandemic - except for fraud
However, the number of fraud incidents increased in the last year by more than 13% compared with the previous year.
Imports from Britain have dropped by over €900 million since Brexit
Meanwhile, Britain accounted for just 7% of exports from Ireland.
Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.