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# cso - Thursday 31 March, 2016

There were 25% more kidnappings in Ireland last year, but what does it mean?

Not all kidnappings involve hostages or demands for money.

# cso - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

We must be doing something right - trips by foreigners to Irish shores are up in a big, big way

The tourism industry here is booming, and a lot more Irish people are heading abroad as well.

Big rise in kidnapping, murder threats and sexual offences

But there’s been a massive drop in the number of murders, according to new crime statistics.

# cso - Saturday 26 March, 2016

'What is your religion?' People are being urged to think hard about that come census night

The Humanists Association of Ireland want people to consider how they really feel.

# cso - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

# cso - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Fascinating statistics compare modern-day Ireland to the country in 1916

Births, deaths, marriages … and the most popular baby names.

# cso - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Live Register: 35,000 fewer people signed on since last year

The number has dropped by almost 30% from its August 2011 peak.

# cso - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Registration for census jobs closes after just four hours due to demand

By 1pm today the number had already reached 16,000.

# cso - Monday 4 January, 2016

6 things you didn't know about this year's census

We’ve broken it down into facts and figures.

High demand expected for census jobs - get your application in early

The recruitment process starts tomorrow.

# cso - Friday 18 December, 2015

There were almost 30,000 burglaries in Ireland in the first nine months of 2015

It’s not all bad news however, murder offences have fallen by almost a third.

# cso - Monday 14 December, 2015

Nearly half of released prisoners reoffend within three years

Study finds most prisoners are convicted of new offences within months of their release.

# cso - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Fancy counting for cash? Ten weeks part-time work could earn you €2,400

The CSO is looking for census enumerators.

# cso - Sunday 29 November, 2015

Ireland's missing people: The numbers behind the heartbreak

We’ve been examining the stats behind the thousands of missing persons reports made in Ireland.

# cso - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

Property prices outside Dublin are playing catch-up... fast

National price rises are way above sustainable levels.

# cso - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

This is why Joan Burton is hailing a 'landmark moment' in Ireland's recovery

Just don’t mention the regional unemployment.

# cso - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 top Irish surnames and how they're spread across the world It's So Lonely...

12 top Irish surnames and how they're spread across the world

McCarthys, Ryans, O’Sullivans…

# cso - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

Houses are becoming less and less affordable... again

But don’t worry, property prices are still well below the boom time peak

# cso - Saturday 24 October, 2015

# cso - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Should we cut welfare for the middle-class?

That’s what a new right-wing think tank want.

# cso - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Are you an expert on the Internet of Things? Accenture is hiring 200 people in Dublin

The company is opening a ‘Centre for Innovation’ in the capital.

# cso - Monday 28 September, 2015

Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise

The latest crime statistics also show a rise in burglaries and fraud.

# cso - Friday 18 September, 2015

The economy may be on the up, but one in six people born here still live abroad

The ‘brain exchange’ of both highly-educated emigrants and immigrants remains a significant threat to an Irish recovery according to a new report.

# cso - Thursday 10 September, 2015

There are few clouds on the horizon for the Irish economy right now

Growth has been ‘exceptionally strong’ so far this year, but jobs and wages haven’t caught up.

# cso - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Some iffy job numbers show that everything's not quite rosy right now

The unemployment rate has stopped falling.

# cso - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

There is some bad news in the latest jobless figures

The unemployment rate for July went in the wrong direction for the first time since the start of 2014.

# cso - Thursday 30 July, 2015

What's Eurostat's problem with Irish Water? ... How long have you got?

The full decision from Eurostat has been revealed. Irish Water looks to be a “heavily subsidised public monopoly” the agency says.

# cso - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Three graphs that sum up Ireland's broken property system

The country’s population has hit a 150-year high – but there aren’t enough homes being built.

# cso - Monday 27 July, 2015

Dublin house prices have stopped rising because people just can't afford them

The latest property price figures are in for June.

# cso - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

# cso - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

There's been a rise in burglary, sexual offences and threats of murder this year

The force is piloting a new incident recording process to ensure reported crimes are recorded consistently.

# cso - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

We have *some* good news if you're trying to buy a house

But only in certain parts of the country.

# cso - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

Irish wages are still going down, down, down...

Our average earnings at present are the lowest since 2009. Not all industries are worse off though…

# cso - Friday 12 June, 2015

It looks like it's going to be a bumper year for Irish tourism

538,000 tourists have poured in so far this year.

# cso - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Why most workers aren't going to start earning more any time soon

Ireland can look to the UK and US for signs of what’s to come.

# cso - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Jobless figures are now being worked out differently, but the results seem to add up

The rate has remained steady but numbers dipped slightly.

# cso - Saturday 30 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

Do you have one of Ireland's most common surnames?

The CSO has released data on the most common surnames in the country – is yours in there?

The Irish aren't making as many babies as they used to...

At present our birth rate isn’t high enough to replace our population. However, we’re also dying less and getting married more.

# cso - Friday 29 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge 11 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland Too Cool For School

11 of the fastest growing hipster baby names in Ireland

These names are going to be EVERYWHERE from now on. It’s official.

Ireland's most popular baby names: Miley and Angel, your time has come*

*But you’re not in the top 100 just yet.