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# Data

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Housing Crisis
Almost one in 20 dwellings in Ireland were vacant in last three months of 2021
Leitrim was the Local Authority with the highest vacancy rate at 10.6% in Q4 2021, while South Dublin had the lowest at 1.%.
Last month
January 2023
# three ireland
Three Ireland plead guilty to data roaming debacle which affected over 1,600 customers
A businessman who spent two days in Monaco ‘got a shock’ to find he had been charged €29,298.
Last year
2022
# pandemic
Four in five Covid-19 deaths had at least three medical conditions involved
Diseases of the respiratory system were reported in 5,279 (or 98%) of Covid-19 deaths.
# Covid-19
Hundreds of thousands of Long Covid sufferers could cripple health service says Denis Naughten
Denis Naughten TD has called on Government to treat long Covid patients with the same urgency as the initial Covid-19 infections.
# Population boom
Census 2022: Initial results show population of Ireland at highest figure since 1841
The housing stock increased by 6% since 2016, lagging behind a population growth of 7.6%
# Homelessness
Charities sound alarm as homeless figures reach 10,000 for first time since Covid lockdown
It’s the fourth consecutive month that a rise in the number of people accessing emergency accommodation has been recorded.
# Ukraine
Overwhelming majority of Ukrainian arrivals to Ireland are women and children
Only 14% of arrivals were men over the age of 19.
# Data
PFA chief claims football is ‘sleep-walking into a crisis’ amid burnout fears
Maheta Molango is concerned by the demands an unrelenting schedule is putting on players.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
Methane: Levels of the potent greenhouse gas are still on the rise - here's why that matters
Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, and recent data shows its atmospheric concentration is still increasing.
All time
# Coronavirus
What exactly is happening with Delta in the UK - and what can Ireland learn from it?
Scientists advising the UK government expect the third wave of infection to peak in mid-August.
# Personal Data
'The dead don't have GDPR rights': Woman considers legal action after department denies info request
Solicitor Simon McGarr said his client, a Mother and Baby Home survivor, “remains amongst the living”.
# Data
US Justice Department seeks internal investigation on seizure of Democrats’ data
Trump’s administration seized phone records of at least 12 people connected to the House Intelligence Committee.
# Probe
EU to examine Facebook's use of advertiser data
The formal probe follows a preliminary investigation focused on Facebook’s Marketplace classifieds service.
# Data Breach
Personal data of MyHome.ie customers 'inadvertently' leaked online
The Data Protection Commissioner has been notified.
# global research
Almost half of Irish people are concerned about sharing personal information online
This is a decline of 8% from 2019 to 2020, placing Ireland close to the global average of 45%.
# in the hunt
Messi nets a double at Valencia to rescue Barcelona's title hopes
The Argentine missed a penalty but scored twice, with Antoine Griezmann also on target.
# Data
Committee to hear criticisms and calls for reform of Data Protection Commission
An Oireachtas committee will discuss data protection law later this evening.
# rollout
How is Ireland's vaccine rollout going? Here's what this week's figures tell us
To hit 80% first doses 10 weeks from now about 2.2 million first doses will need to be administered by 30 June.
# online activity
Mary Lou McDonald says voters can 'of course' ask Sinn Féin what information the party holds on them
McDonald was speaking about her party’s data collection practices amid questions from the Data Protection Commission.
# Data
Sinn Féin denies party is microtargeting people on Facebook
The DPC had sought information on how SF uses its database and information collected from social media.
# the numbers
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's progress?
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn said on Thursday that Ireland “is in a far better position” but that “we do have a way to go” yet.
# flying kai
'He has quality, he needs to show it' - Tuchel tells Havertz to build on star turn against Palace
The German delivered a superb performance as Chelsea recorded a 4-1 win at Crystal Palace.
# Email Addresses
Department apologises after 'careless' data breach of people attending mother and baby home redress meetings
Those affected by the breach are “deeply upset and distressed” by the sharing of their email addresses without their consent.
# COVID19 DATA
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's Third Wave?
Ireland has been under Level 5 restrictions for more than 12 weeks.
# Data Breach
Fastway Couriers apologises after customer data from over 440,000 parcel deliveries hacked
Customer data relating to more than 400,000 parcel deliveries was accessed by hackers.
# lucky blues
Chelsea benefit from controversial penalty decision in draw with Man United
Callum Hudson-Odoi appeared to handle the ball in his own box.
# Gunners
Arsenal close gap on Liverpool after completing comeback at Leicester
Nicolas Pepe scored for the fourth time in seven Premier League starts.
# WhatsApp
WhatsApp to roll-out in-app banner in bid to help explain privacy update after concerns raised
It will also display messages in the Status section of the app.
# Big Rom
Lukaku brace sends Inter top of Serie A with win over Lazio
Inter will head into next weekend’s clash with Milan one point clear of their rivals at the Serie A summit after beating Lazio 3-1.
# WEEKLY DATA
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?
Dr Tony Holohan said this week “we are seeing early signs of progress” but said we should expect hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths to increase “day on day”.
# third wave
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us about Ireland's third wave?
Ireland is in a “serious phase” of its current surge, according to the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
# Data
Big increase in number of Irish adults wearing fitness trackers in 2020, study finds
The findings of the study were produced byTeneo Sport and Sponsorship Index.
# Britain
Covid-19 in the UK - What do the stats tell us about the current situation?
The country has seen a new variant of coronavirus spread through parts of London, the south-east and Wales.
# covid19
HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles
The HPSC is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.
# COVID19 DATA
With restrictions easing ahead of Christmas, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has increased by more than 10% since last Thursday.
# COVID19 DATA
10 days into Level 3, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
We’ve broken down the latest Covid-19 data – and what it means for the weeks ahead.
# cookies
France slaps fines of €100 million on Google and €35 million on Amazon over advertising cookies
The data watchdog said users were “either insufficiently informed or never informed” of cookies being placed on their computers.
# Level 3
As Ireland reopens, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
Ireland’s 14-day incidence rate has dropped by 27% in the past 14 days.
# covid19
What does this week's Covid-19 data tell us as we prepare to leave Level 5?
Ireland’s national incidence rate has dropped by 22% in the past 14 days.
# Data
Four weeks into Level 5, what does this week's Covid-19 data tell us?
HPSC data shows that the 14-day incidence rate in a number of counties is rising.