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Last year
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.
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.
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.
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.
# House Prices
House prices rose by over 15% nationwide in the last year
The highest increases in house and apartment prices were seen outside Dublin.
# Consumer Prices
Cost of living anxieties mount as inflation accelerates to 6.7% in March
It represents the largest annual change in prices since November 2000.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you fill out the time capsule section of the census?
This year’s form will include an optional time capsule section to write a message to future generations.
# Podcast
The Explainer: What does the census do?
Listen in to hear how the census works, and why it’s important.
# census 2022
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.
# Inflation
Cost-of-living crisis: Consumer prices up by 5.6%, the largest increase in 21 years
The last time the CPI was this was was in April 2001.
# is ainm dom
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls yet again.
# Covid-19
Data on the social and economic impacts of the pandemic on Ireland published by CSO
The Central Statistics Office said more than 1,000 deaths due to Covid-19 occurred in the first four weeks of 2021.
# Inflation
Household and transport costs drive 5% annual increase in consumer prices
The price of home heating oil rose 50% in the past year while petrol jumped nearly 30%.
# property price index
House prices approaching Celtic Tiger peak after 14.4% increase across the country during 2021
House prices have now been rising for 14 consecutive months.
# vimes boots
Explainer: Why is everything more expensive?
In Ireland and across Europe, prices have risen sharply over the past year as economies have reopened.
No let up in cost of living surge in January as Eurozone inflation hits a record high
CSO examining how to show 'disproportionate' impact of soaring inflation on poorer families