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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Central Statistics Office

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# Crime
Small Donegal village named as crime black spot due to 'temporary glitch'
The crime statistics released earlier this week pointed to an increase in fraud, burglary and sexual assaults in Kerrykeel.
# Economy
Ireland technically exits recession as economy records growth
The economy reversed three consecutive quarters of GDP contraction according to the CSO, growing by 0.4 per cent.
# suicide report
Suicide rate amongst young people in Ireland fourth highest in EU
Young men aged 20-24 are most at risk. 42 per cent of those who took their own lives in 2010 – the latest year covered by CSO stats – were aged under 40.
# Spuds
Students win prize for study that found the potato is not the most Irish vegetable
The students from Dominican College, Taylor’s Hill in Galway placed second in the world in a competition, winning €500.
# Unemployment
Live Register falls by 3,200 in July
The number of people signing on for a year or more has decreased slightly, -1.3 per cent on July 2012.
# Ireland
Here's how many Irish businesses 'died' in one year
New CSO figures show that while 11,237 enterprises were ‘born’ in 2011, 18,308 ‘died’.
# Tourism
Boost for tourism with visitor numbers up 5.4 per cent in first six months
Minister Leo Varadkar said today it looks like The Gathering is succeeding in persuading people to travel here.
# Deficit
Government deficit grows by €360m in a year
The increase in the government’s deficit comes despite an increase in revenue.
# Unemployment
Live Register numbers fall by 2,500 in June
The number of people signing on was over 420,000 last month when the figures are adjusted for seasonal anomalies.
# Uh-Oh
Ireland is officially back in recession
The economy shrank in the first quarter of 2013. And in the last quarter of 2012. And in the third quarter of 2012…
# Mo Money
The average Irish worker earns €36,079, €174 more than in 2011
In the three years to 2012, total annual earnings have fallen by €4 billion or -6.7 per cent.
# Imports
Exports rise by 1% but trade surplus falls by 3%
Overall, the EU accounted for 58 per cent of total exports, while the US was the main non-EU destination accounting for 20 per cent.
# Car Sales
'131' plates don't seem to be working as new car sales down 11.2% in May
Three out of every fours cars sold are now diesel.
# Live Register
Same number of women but 700 fewer men sign on in May
The CSO figures show there were 421,737 people signing on the Live Register in May – an annual decrease of -2.6 per cent.
# Teen Mom
Teens waiting until 17 to have sex leads to a fall in teen pregnancies
Since 2001, 47 per cent less teenagers are getting pregnant.
# Shakedown
Is The Gathering actually working?
Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.
# Quality of Life
Which county has the lowest disposable income per person?
New CSO figures also indicate that 15 per cent of all accommodation was vacant in 2011.
# Farming
CSO farming figures show sheep numbers up 7pc, potatoes down 13.1pc
The survey results, for the 12-month period from June 2011 to June 2012, showed an overall increase of 6pc in cereals.
# Unemployment
100 fewer people on the Live Register last month
Ireland’s unemployment rate remains at 14.0 per cent, as a real-terms fall in claimants is undone by statistical adjustment.
# dem bones dem bones
No milk today: Drop in how much milk Irish people are drinking
But even with the decrease, Irish people are still drinking more than 9 litres of milk per month EACH.
# need to know
The Evening Fix… now with added perfectly timed photos
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…
# CSO
Trade surplus of €3.1bn in February 2013 - CSO
Exports increased by 2.2 per cent while imports were down by -2 per cent in February 2013.
# Car Sales
Slight increase in new car sales in March
In total, 17,600 cars were sold last month though sales of goods vehicles were down.
# Tourism
Increase in trips to Ireland 'a positive start' to the year
Latest figures from the CSO have shown that nearly 1.2 million people travelled to Ireland from December 2012 to February 2013.
# Growth
CSO figures indicate economic growth of 0.9 per cent in 2012
The fourth quarter of last year showed almost no change in GDP compared with 2011 while GNP declined by 0.8 per cent in Q4.
Voices
Column: The Local Property Tax is likely to lead to job losses in retail
Approximately 1.8 million people have less than €100 per month to spend after paying essential bills – they’ll have even less after the introduction of the new Local Property Tax, and the retail sector will be hit again, writes Mandate’s John Douglas.
# Tourism
North America 'key to tourism growth' as trips to Ireland up by 50,000
Latest figures from the CSO have shown that nearly 1.25 million people travelled to Ireland from November 2012 to January 2013.
# CSO
Irish exports at highest levels since 2002
Figures from the CSO show there was a trade surplus of €42.98 billion last year.
# food and drink
Food and drink prices down over 6 per cent since 2008 - Retail Ireland
Retail Ireland made the comments following the publication of a Consumers’ Association of Ireland (CAI) report on Irish food prices – which indicated the typical cost of a basket of groceries had risen 12 per cent in the past two years.
# Marriage
Couples getting hitched later in life as marriage rates fall
Figures from the CSO show Saturday 31 July was the most popular date for marriage in 2010.
# Retail
Retail sales fell slightly in December - CSO
The volume of retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent in December but figures show an increase when motor trades are excluded.
# Industrial disputes
Almost 8,500 days lost in 2012 to industrial disputes
Two disputes in the industry sector accounted for 72 per cent of the days lost last year.
# Exports
Value of exports rises in November - CSO
A seven per cent increase from October to November 2012 was noted.
# Tourism
Increase in tourists in autumn, winter 2012
Visits from mainland Europe were up while the number of tourists coming from Britain declined.
# Unemployment
Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent
The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.
# Property Prices
Residential property prices fall 5.7%
Except in Dublin – where prices increased – newly released CSO figures show.
# crime stats
New crime figures show burglaries on the rise
New crime statistics show most types of crime declined in the twelve months to September – but burglary and fraud both increased.
# Computers
81 per cent of households now have internet access
The figures from the CSO also show that 19 per cent of unemployed people have never used the internet.