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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C


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# Money Money Money
Irish workers earn an average of €23 an hour and a yearly salary of €39,000, according to CSO figures
The sector with the lowest recorded hourly earnings was Accommodation and Food at €12.54 per hour.
# Housing Crisis
Bedsits of the future or part of the solution?: Minister says co-living flats are just another option for people
Plans to build a block of 208 studio dwellings which would see dozens of people sharing one kitchen have been criticised.
# Operation Thor
Garda stats show winter burglaries drop by 50% in four years
The latest stats have been released Under Reservation by the Central Statistics Office.
# Crime
More than 2,270 women reported a rape or sexual assault to Gardaí last year
The majority of those who reported sexual assaults were female.
Irish exports to the UK have grown a lot in spite of ongoing Brexit uncertainty
Total goods exports to the UK increased by €166 million and amounted to a total €1.2 billion.
# Love and Marriage
Brides and grooms are still getting older (but only in opposite sex marriages)
Same sex marriages still happen at a later age, but this is changing.
Opinion: 64% of workers in Ireland earn less than the 'average' salary
Experts agree that the median average is a better indicator of typical salaries, so why do policymakers always focus on the mean average? writes Felim O’Rourke
Slightly fewer births as death rate increases in third quarter of 2018
The average age of first-time mothers was 31, up 0.2 years from the same period in the previous year.
# Rising prices
Residential property prices have risen by 5.6% in the space of a year
In Dublin, residential property prices rose by 1.9% in the year to January.
# Housing
Almost €700 million paid to private landlords in rent subsidies last year
€276,600,000 was paid in HAP to landlords via HAP last year.
# Housing
Number of homes built in 2018 rose by 25% compared to year previous
The total number of new dwellings completed in 2018 was 18,072, according to the CSO.
# Deprivation
Nearly 16% of Irish households at risk of poverty last year while disposable income increased
New CSO data shows that the average annual household disposable income was €48,476 in 2017.
# bottles poppin'
Champagne out, cans of stout in - how the recession changed our drinking habits
In 2008, imports of sparkling wine came to €28.9 million.
CSO to carry out new national survey on sexual violence ... says it may take five years
It’s been 16 years since the Savi – Sexual Abuse and Violence in Ireland – report, was published.
Number of births continues to decrease as average age of mothers rises
Teenage births have more than halved in a decade and the number of twins being born has increased significantly.
Residential property prices have risen by 8.6% so far this year
Since early 2013, prices nationally have increased by 81.1%.
# criminal offences
'Particularly concerning': Minister responds to 10% rise in the number of reported sex crimes in the last year
Cases of sex crimes, robbery, extortion and hijacking all saw rises in the last year.
# Housing Crisis
CSO statisticians moving to housing department after confusion over homeless and housing figures
The CSO statisticians will be assisting the department with its housing data, but not homeless figures.
# Numbers Game
Gardaí release number of drink driving arrests - 15,000 more than previously published
Currently all crime data released by the gardaí is considered to be ‘under reservation’, ie of insufficient quality, by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
# Property Prices
House prices in Dublin up by 6.5% in the last year
As a whole, residential property prices at a national level have increased by 10% in the 12 months to July.
# Emigration
More people are returning to Ireland than leaving for the first time since 2009
Net outward migration of Irish nationals peaked at 29,600 in 2012.
Number of new homes built this year up 30%
A total of 4,419 new dwellings were built in the second quarter of this year.
Here are the most expensive places to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode
Parts of south Dublin were the most expensive, while parts of Monaghan, Mayo and Roscommon were the least expensive.
# Crime
New figures show increases in crime across every category (except homicides)
Sexual offences were up by just under 15% in the year to the end of March.
# Hospitals
Ireland spends €20 billion per year on healthcare, here's where the money goes
There was a 10% increase in health expenditure between 2011 and 2016.
# housing department
Government criticised as new data shows 30,000 fewer homes built since 2011 than previously thought
The CSO yesterday published its figures for the completion of new builds over the past number of years.
# Housing Crisis
Over 3,500 new homes built in first three months of 2018
The CSO said it is using new methods to collate the data.
# all the money
Irish house prices increased 13% in twelve months, the fastest rate in Europe
Dublin residential property prices have increased 90% from their February 2012 low.
# rise in humanism
Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony
The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.
# crime stats
Number of recorded rapes leaped nearly 30% last year amid spike in sexual offences
Rape Crisis Network Ireland said the figures are only the “tip of the iceberg”.
# crime stats
Homicides increase by nearly 20% after review finds gardaí inaccurately recorded all types of crime
234 homicides between 2003 and 2016 weren’t recorded properly by the gardaí.
# missing figures
The CSO will publish crime statistics for the first time in almost a year later today
The stats will be published in a new “Under Reservation” category to indicate that the source of the data is not reliable.
Property prices rise by 12.5% nationally
The west region showed the greatest price growth, with house prices increasing by 17.2% in the year to January.
# Baby Names
TV, sport and music had some amount of impact on Irish baby names through the years
Did you know that there were 39 Rihanna’s were registered in Ireland in 2009?
Here's what the most popular baby names were in Ireland last year
The usual suspects feature in top five.
# snapshot of ireland
Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.
# missing figures
Policing Authority to question garda commissioner about missing homicide figures
The review was due to be published last June.
# red hot
Even the winter can't cool down the rapid growth in property prices
Prices were up by 11.6% over the year to November.
Has Ireland become a better place to live in recent years? Unpicking the 'Wellbeing of the Nation'
The CSO says that the release of its survey yesterday is just the beginning in attempts to chart the wellbeing of the Irish nation.
# Census
Here's what the wellbeing of Ireland looks like right now
The average annual earnings in 2016 were €36,919 per person.