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# 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.
# crime stats
Fraud and drug offences on the up, but number of murders decreases
The CSO has released the latest statistics of crimes recorded by gardaí.
# Nearly 5 million
Ireland's population has risen this year, but more Irish people are leaving than returning
Over 4.9 million people now live in the country.
# Housing
Irish property prices show slowest increase in six years
The latest figures from June show Irish property price growth is slowing.
# Time Capsule
For the first time, you can write a message for future generations on the Census
The Census will have a “time capsule” blank box on the form, where citizens can leave their mark, to be revealed in 100 years’ time.
Hybrid and electric car sales increase by 68.5% so far this year
Wicklow’s electric car sales jumped massively, while Longford’s hybrid car licencing jumped by almost 15%.
# Life Expectancy
People in affluent parts of Ireland live longer than those in deprived parts, CSO data shows
Irish men and women in both deprived and affluent areas live longer than the average across the EU-28.
More people coming forward to gardaí as reporting of sex offences increases by over 54%
That’s according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Here are the towns in Ireland with the highest household incomes
Across Ireland as a whole, the median income for households was €45,256 according to the CSO.
These are the most expensive areas to buy a home in Ireland by Eircode
The CSO has published its latest residential property price index today.
# 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.