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Last year
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.
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.
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%)
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
Cost-of-living crisis: Inflation hits 9.1% to reach highest level in 38 years
It’s the largest annual increase since 1984.
FactCheck: Are there 16 vacant homes for every homeless person in Ireland?
The claim was made by Cian O’Callaghan last week.
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.
Census shows 166,000 vacant properties in Ireland, with over 48,000 vacant for six years
Vacant property levels have fallen 9% since 2016.
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 use approaches pre-pandemic levels
It comes following a 20% cut in the cost of public transport fares.
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.
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.
Overwhelming majority of Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children
Only 14% of arrivals were men over the age of 19.
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.
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.
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 rose by over 15% nationwide in the last year
The highest increases in house and apartment prices were seen outside Dublin.
Cost of living anxieties mount as inflation accelerates to 6.7% in March
It represents the largest annual change in prices since November 2000.
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.
The Explainer: What does the census do?
Listen in to hear how the census works, and why it’s important.
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.
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.
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls yet again.
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.
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%.
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.
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
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.
Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
The impact of data centres on the grid has come under scrutiny amid concerns about emissions reductions and energy supply.
Property prices jump 14% with regional areas still rising faster than Dublin
It’s the 13th consecutive month of rising property prices.
December saw the largest annual increase in Irish consumer prices since 2001
Rising petrol, diesel and household electricity prices all made large contributions to annual inflation.
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.
All time
72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information
Sexual offences rose this year by 10%, while other crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery decreased.
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.