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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.
Over 107,000 foreign nationals were given a PPS Number in 2016, a significant rise on the year before
The latest report from the Central Statistics Office looked into the number of PPSN allocations to foreign nationals over the past six years – from 2011 to 2016.
# Census 2016
The most common jobs in Ireland are in sales, retail and farming
Over two million people were working at the time of the Census last year.
# Baby Names
How popular is your name? This handy app from the CSO will help you find out
With information from 1964 to 2016, users can follow the popularity of any name.
# Gaeilge
Just 6.3% of Gaeilgeoirí speak Irish on a weekly basis
Census figures have revealed where the most Irish speakers are in the country.
# are we there yet
Ireland has only recovered by 41% from the recession
The 2016 Deprivation Index, which is deemed to be a more detailed view of how the economy is performing, was published yesterday.
# keep the recovery going
Small towns 'hit hardest' in the past 10 years, Dublin least affected
Census figures have revealed the most affluent and deprived areas across the country.
# Tis The Seasonal Work
Jobseekers reminded they can take up Christmas work without losing entitlements
Businesses are being urged to hire people on the Live Register.
# young carers
'It can be quite lonely and isolating for them': There are 3,800 carers under the age of 15 in Ireland
The CSO released the latest profile from Census 2016 focusing on health disability and carers in Ireland.
# Census 2016
Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland
Just 82.8% of people in Dublin City said their health was good.
# the irish family
The average age for a mother to give birth in Ireland is 32.5 years old
The number of teenage mothers has fallen by 50% between 2005 and 2015.
# all the stats
Most popular birthday? Most popular car? Dearest place to live? CSO publishes annual yearbook
The CSO published the yearbook to coincide with World Statistics Day.
More Irish women than men have third-level qualifications
Women represented 52.2% of all third-level graduates in Ireland in 2016.
# housing summit
Vacant houses: Varadkar says that council staff are casting doubt on official CSO stats
Questioned over whether a vacant housing tax would be introduced, Varadkar said that it was being considered.
# Census 2016
There's been a 31% increase in work commutes that are over an hour long
Driving remains the most popular way to get to work, but there’s been a significant increase in the number of cyclists too.
'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July
While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.