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Number of births in Ireland falls by almost 20% in 10 years
The number of births has fallen by 18.8% since 2010 and 1.3% since 2017.
# disposable income
CSO: 8.1% of children in Ireland live in consistent poverty
The scale of poverty in Ireland is “far too high”, say activists.
# 100-year rule
The CSO has alerted the gardaí after extracts from the 1926 Census were published on social media
The individual who posted the information was contacted by the CSO and has agreed to remove the material.
Irish house prices rise again following slight decline during Covid-19 lockdown
The figures were revealed by the Central Statistics Office today.
Covid-19 unemployment rates fell in September but 'significant impact' remains
CSO figures show that the unemployment rate in September for people aged 15 to 24 rose to 18.9% – down from 19.5% in August.
# Coronavirus
Dublin, Kildare and Limerick account for two-thirds of all new Covid-19 cases
A total of 497 cases were recorded in the week ending 4 September.
# Commuters
Workers who walk or cycle to work less likely to be in receipt of illness benefit, new figures show
Those on lower salaries were also more likely to be in receipt of illness benefit.
# Travel
Sharp spike in travel to and from Ireland in last month
CSO data shows that travel in July was still significantly lower than in 2019.
# Leaving Cert 2021
Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year
The survey from the CSO gives an insight into parents concerns as the academic year begins.
# Coronavirus
Almost half of new Covid-19 cases linked to outbreaks in workplaces
The CSO has been analysing the statistics for the number of people who contracted or died from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
Unemployment rate - including those on PUP - stands at 16.7%
Just over 41% of people in the labour force aged between 15 and 24 were unemployed in July.
# Train Drain
Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown
Passenger journeys on rail services dropped to a low of 24,000 a week at the start of April.
# crime stats
Less than half of people in Ireland have confidence in justice system, CSO figures show
The Central Statistics Office published the results of its most recent Crime and Victimisation survey today.
# Phase Three
A fifth of people say they're 'very uncomfortable' about idea of going to the pub, CSO survey finds
Pubs and bars are set to reopen as restaurants in Ireland on Monday after being closed since March.
# cso stats
In April, 80% of us rated our compliance with the restrictions as 'high'. Now, that figure is below 60%
The CSO has published its latest survey looking at the social impact of Covid-19.
# Crime
First year-on-year decrease in sexual offences recorded since 2014
However, drug and fraud offences increased.
# factcheck
Debunked: It's false to claim that fewer than 100 people have died directly from Covid-19
Over 1,600 people with Covid-19 have died in Ireland.
# Inflation
Prices of clothing, footwear and communications fall for two consecutive months
Consumer prices were 0.5% lower in May than in the same month last year.
# Covid-19 PUP
Half of under-24s in Ireland are unemployed, CSO figures suggest
If all claimants of the Covid-19 PUP payment are included, 26.1% of the Irish workforce are unemployed.
# real life experiences
The CSO wants people to 'tell Ireland’s story' of Covid-19
The work of the country’s census office has been hampered by the pandemic.
# Covid-19
'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April
Just 16,100 people arrived in Ireland last month, according to the CSO.
Over-65s account for 90% of coronavirus deaths recorded in Ireland
At its peak, there were 270 Covid-19 related deaths in the week ending 17 April.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19 brought major changes to labour market by end of first quarter, CSO stats show
Employment levels were down to 1.75 million people by the end of April.
# Life in a pandemic
Over a third of women and a quarter of men feel 'downhearted and depressed' due to Covid-19 crisis
The impact of Covid-19 appeared to be worse for women than men in a number of areas.
# Violent Crime
Children suspected in 1 out of every 5 cases of criminal sexual violence
New figures on serious crime published today by the Central Statistics Office.
# Happiness
CSO figures reveal significant drop in number of people satisfied with life
The figures also show an increase in alcohol use and smoking, as well as a feeling of loneliness.
# tie the knot
What days and months were the most popular for weddings? Crunching the numbers in Ireland last year
The CSO today published statistics on marriages in Ireland in 2019.
# what's in a name?
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
Jack and Emily are on top again.
# Facts and Figures
Ireland 2019: Fewer spuds, more cows...more baby Theodores than you may have expected
The most popular first names remain Jack and Emily.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?
The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?
# Crime
Fraud offences increase by a third while sexual assaults and drug offences also on the rise, figures show
Homicide and burglary offences have fallen in the past 12 months.
# Modern times
CSO to spend estimated €1.2 million on smart phones and equipment as Census 2021 goes digital
Over 5,000 smart phones will be given to the Census enumerators around the country to capture data in April 2021.
# Sexual Offences
'Those who are committing sexual offences aren't being properly held to account'
Only 11% of sexual offences reported last year were detected by gardaí.
# crime statistics
Almost 90% of sexual offences reported in 2018 not solved by gardaí
The CSO has published new data on the detection of crime last year.
The average household disposable income is now €51,458, according to the CSO
Society of St Vincent de Paul welcomed the fall in consistent poverty but said the downward trend will be reversed due to the failure of budget 2020.
# facilities
The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs
There is a large difference in distances between rural and urban settings for all services.
# Remittances
Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement
The Galway West TD singled out Nigeria while raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.
# Growing up in Ireland
Ireland's 20-year-olds are stressed, living with their parents and worried about housing
Financial security and a good job were their priorities for the next 10 years, according to the Growing Up In Ireland report.
# Census
'Rectifying the historic wrong': LGBT advocates wanted sexual orientation included on the next Census
Scotland’s census will give individuals up to 21 options under this category including skolisexual and demiromantic.
# Housing
Irish house prices stabilise as househunters show 'nervousness' ahead of Brexit
New CSO figures for August show that property price growth is continuing to slow.