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Number of fraud incidents recorded by gardaí rises by 40% in past year
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today published the latest recorded crime statistics.
August saw the largest annual jump in consumer prices in nearly a decade
It follows a sharp drop-off in prices last year due to public health restrictions.
More than 1.36 million people have received Covid-19 income support, new data shows
The CSO has published a snapshot of the impact of Covid-19 on Ireland based on its statistics.
Ireland’s population has topped five million, reaching highest level since 1851
That’s according to data published by the Central Statistics Office today.
July boost for overseas travel but pandemic continues to have a 'dramatic impact', says CSO
For every passenger who arrived in or departed from Ireland in July, there were five pre-pandemic.
Number of fatalities on Irish roads in first seven months of year down compared with last year
There were 75 fatalities between January and July, compared with 81 in the same period in 2020.
'The pace of change is too slow': Women now make up 13% of CEOs at big companies in Ireland
The CSO found that small gains have been made in female representation at big companies in Ireland over the past two years.
Half of parents living with an adult child would like them to move out
90% of adults who live with their parents agree.
Travel abroad jumped by 23% last month as 85,000 travel from Ireland overseas
The number of departures from April to May increased by a third.
Almost half of criminals released from prison re-offended within a year, new figures show
The number of offenders who go on to reoffend dropped from 54% in 2011 to 48% in 2018.
Levels of recorded crime fall sharply during the Covid pandemic - except for fraud
However, the number of fraud incidents increased in the last year by more than 13% compared with the previous year.
House prices continue to rise with 4.5% annual increase in April - CSO
As demand in the housing market continues to grow prices rose in Dublin by 3.5% and by 5.4% outside of Dublin.
Seven in 10 Irish residents to take staycation before November, new research shows
The south-west region of the country is the most popular destination for Irish residents.
Number of people receiving PUP dips below 300,000 for the first time this year
This is the lowest number of people in receipt of the PUP since December.
'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
A report by
Lauren Boland
Lauren Boland looks at the use of official statistics by anti-lockdown accounts.
Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.
Overseas travel in April almost four times higher than same month last year
Numbers remain significantly below what they were prior to the pandemic.
Housing crisis: Taoiseach under pressure in Dáil as CSO data shows price of a home rose by 4% in 12 months
In Dublin, house prices increased by 2.8% and apartment prices increased by 0.7%.
The CSO says prices have risen 3.7% nationally over 12 months
Blackrock 'most expensive' Eircode with €615,000 median price
Taoiseach says government has pledged "unprecedented funding" for residential construction
Renters facing 'impossible situation' as new report shows drop in number of homes available
Ministers meet to discuss cuckoo funds proposals but no definitive timeline yet on crackdown measures
CSO analysis of data finds 'pronounced increases' in excess deaths during 3 months
The CSO is using death notice figures on on an experimental basis to track excess deaths.
Victims and offenders in 20% of sexual violence cases aged under 18 - CSO
Almost all offenders in cases of sexual violence reported in 2019 were men, Central Statistics Office data showed.
Prices for homes outside Dublin soar amid new pandemic-prompted working arrangements
Outside Dublin, house prices were up by 4.3% and apartment prices up by 9.6%.
CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.
Sharp decline in recorded crime rates in 2020 amid pandemic
The biggest drop was in burglary and related offences, falling by over a third in 2020 compared to the previous year.
Number of Covid-19 cases among over-65s drops by half as vaccine takes effect
The percentage of cases among that age group fell from 18% in January to 9% in March, figures show.
Imports from Britain have dropped by over €900 million since Brexit
Meanwhile, Britain accounted for just 7% of exports from Ireland.
Ireland’s economy grew by 3.4% last year despite Covid-19 restrictions
The CSO said that growth continued in the more globalised sectors with industry showing a 15% upturn.
Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.
Half of fifth and sixth year pupils experiencing 'major negative' impact on learning due to Covid-19
The findings are contained in the CSO’s latest ‘Social Impact of Covid-19 Survey’.
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
There’s a new number one for girls.
Life satisfaction levels are at the lowest levels ever due to Covid-19 pandemic, CSO survey says
Almost six in 10 (57.1%) people have said that their mental health has been impacted negatively by the pandemic.
Low-income families faced losing up to 30% of earnings without lockdown supports, CSO says
A new CSO report says that supports such as the PUP prevented significant falls in household income.
House and apartment prices increased by 2.2% nationally over course of 2020
Households paid an average price of €297,043 for a dwelling in the 12 months to December 2020.
One week in January saw more than 10% of all Covid-19 deaths up to that point
New data from the Central Statistics Office shows that more than 250 people died of the virus every week in the three weeks up to 29 January.
10% of all Covid-19 deaths in Ireland since beginning of pandemic occurred last week
That’s according to the latest statistics released by the CSO this morning.
The week before Christmas was the busiest seven days for people moving outside 10km from their homes
The CSO released the data today.
Covid mortality analysis: There's been over 20 deaths per week for the past 9 weeks
There were 74 Covid-19 deaths per 100,000 in April, and 12 deaths per 100,000 in November.
Over half of people believe individuals travelling from 'red' regions should not be allowed into Ireland
More than half of people also expect to take their next international flight before the end of 2021, according to new figures.
Number of overseas passengers dropped by 76% this year
More than four million overseas passengers travelled to and from Ireland from January to October, down from 17 million in 2019.
People were less inclined to stick to advice and more lonely during second lockdown, CSO survey says
The CSO has published its latest survey on the well-being and lifestyles of people under Level 5 restrictions.
GAA matches linked to high local Covid-19 rates in advice given to government
Face masks while cooking and no hugs: Here's the advice on how to plan Christmas Day this year
Covid-19 is the fourth most common underlying cause for registered deaths in Ireland so far this year
The CSO published an analysis of data on the underlying causes of death, including Covid-19, from January to October 2020.
The unemployment rate was at 20% at the end of October, says CSO
The Covid-19 adjusted measure of unemployment is currently estimated to have been 501,640 at the end of October.