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    # Housing Crisis
    Almost one in 20 dwellings in Ireland were vacant in last three months of 2021
    Leitrim was the Local Authority with the highest vacancy rate at 10.6% in Q4 2021, while South Dublin had the lowest at 1.%.
    # Inflation
    Consumer prices have increased by 7.7% in the year to January, CSO estimates
    The CSO today published the flash estimate of inflation from the EU HICP for Ireland for January.
    # st brigid's day
    Brigid, Bridget and Bríd: how popular is the saint's name in modern Ireland?
    Ahead of the first St Brigid’s Day bank holiday, the CSO has revealed how the name’s popularity has waned in recent years.
    # rising costs
    Price of wholesale electricity 93.2% higher than in November, CSO figures show
    The price of electricity in December 2022 was 10.4% higher than December 2021.
    # Housing Crisis
    House prices surpass boom-era peak as properties outside of Dublin shoot up in value
    Prices of dwellings outside of Dublin have gone up 9.8% over 12 months.
    # Vaccines
    Over 70% of workforce have received Covid vaccine and at least one booster, latest data shows
    61% of employees have a first booster and 13% of employees in the state had a second booster.
    # 2022
    Time outdoors, electric cars, and cutbacks: CSO releases the year in numbers
    The report covers everything from crime to the environment.
    # Energy prices
    Average electricity bills rose 14% from 2020 to 2021
    Median gas prices dropped slightly in the same time period.
    # Housing
    CSO: Property price jumps higher outside of the capital as growth continues to slow
    Prices rose by 10.8% nationally in the year to September.
    # CSO
    There are now more than 62,000 Ukrainian nationals living in Ireland
    That’s according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office.
    # EVs
    Number of new electric cars licensed in Ireland jumps by 82% when compared to last year
    Between January and October of this year, 14,707 new electric private cars were licensed.
    # ESRI
    Young people argued with parents and siblings more during first year of the Covid pandemic
    The ESRI findings are based on an online survey that was carried out in December 2020.
    # Staycation
    Domestic overnight trips increase three-fold as post-Covid recovery continues
    The CSO said the data demonstrates the ongoing recovery in travel after the disruption caused by Covid-19 restrictions.
    # Consumer Price Index
    Annual inflation eases again slightly in September after 38-year high in July
    Home heating oil was up 83.8% in the year to September.
    # CSO
    Live register figures increase in every county but Tipperary over 12 months
    The seasonally adjusted live register for September was 184,100 people – a decrease of 1,900 from the previous month.
    # Ukraine War
    Number of Ukrainians arriving in Ireland reaches 54,000
    The latest data from the CSO showed more than 1,000 people from Ukraine arrived in one week alone in September.
    # ageing population
    Population of Ireland aged 65 and over projected to double by 2051
    The findings are contained in the newly launched Older Persons Information Hub.
    # great outdoors
    Great Outdoors: Close to 30% of the public took up a new outdoor activity since the pandemic
    Of those, nearly half have taken on more than one new outdoor activity.
    # Property Prices
    Property Price Index exceeds Celtic Tiger peak but growth slows in July
    Residential property prices increased by 13% in the year to July.
    # Cost of Living
    Annual inflation eases slightly from last month's 38-year high
    Home heating oil was up 72.9% in the year to August.
    # CSO
    Employment at highest level in 24 years with over 2.5 million working
    This is the highest rate since the current series of records began in 1998.
    # Population
    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.
    # Refugees
    Four in five Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children
    The LEA with the highest rate of Ukrainians relative to its population is Ennistymon in Clare (7.2%)
    # pandemic
    Four in five Covid-19 deaths had at least three medical conditions involved
    Diseases of the respiratory system were reported in 5,279 (or 98%) of Covid-19 deaths.
    # Covid-19
    Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
    Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.
    # energy use
    Detached houses use 82% more gas for heating than apartments, CSO finds
    The report found that homes with better energy ratings consume more gas than lower-rated dwellings.
    # Inflation
    ‘Significant’ price hikes faced by Irish dairy, meat and grain producers
    Wholesale electricity prices also increased by 91% in 12 months, according to CSO figures.
    # Consumer Price Index
    Cost-of-living crisis: Inflation hits 9.1% to reach highest level in 38 years
    It’s the largest annual increase since 1984.
    # factcheck
    FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
    The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.
    # Safety
    Safety concerns given as reason by women for not walking more, survey finds
    The survey is the first on travel behaviour carried out by the CSO since the coronavirus pandemic.
    # vacant property tax
    Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
    Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.
    # Population boom
    Census 2022: Initial results show population of Ireland at highest figure since 1841
    The housing stock increased by 6% since 2016, lagging behind a population growth of 7.6%
    # Public Transport
    Public transport use approaches pre-pandemic levels
    It comes following a 20% cut in the cost of public transport fares.
    # Inflation
    Cost-of-living crisis: CSO says inflation is now at a 38-year high
    It’s the largest annual increase since 1984, with fuel costs again driving the price spikes.
    # info
    First early results from Census 2022 to be published this month
    It’s the first new set of population-wide data since the last census in 2016.
    # Ukraine
    Overwhelming majority of Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children
    Only 14% of arrivals were men over the age of 19.
    # price pressures
    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.
    # Central Statistics Office
    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.
    # CSO
    If your Census form hasn't been collected yet, you've been asked to post it back
    Returning Census forms by post is free of charge to the householder.
    # crime stats
    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.
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