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# Statistics

Last month
August 2023
Dublin city crime: statistics indicate return to pre-pandemic incidence of assault
A report by
Muiris O'Cearbhaill
A series of serious assaults have made headlines in recent weeks, and official crime statistics are known to under-report the scale of the problem.
The Journal examined statistics on recorded crime in the Dublin Central North and South districts.
One crime expert said that the "dark figure" in crime statistics usually results in around 70% not being reported.
“I ran as fast as I could”: British tourist describes the moment he was assaulted in Temple Bar
This year
Births continue to fall while death rate rises, new CSO statistics show
The number of deaths registered per 1,000 people in 2022 is 19% higher than in 2012.
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 year
Average electricity bills rose 14% from 2020 to 2021
Median gas prices dropped slightly in the same time period.
Data on the social and economic impacts of the pandemic on Ireland published by CSO
The Central Statistics Office said more than 1,000 deaths due to Covid-19 occurred in the first four weeks of 2021.
'We've been criticised for kicking too much, but the stats just don't add up'
Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham is happy with the province’s variety in attack.
All time
72% increase in fraud crimes this year driven by attempts to obtain personal information
Sexual offences rose this year by 10%, while other crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery decreased.
Figures show major growth in trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland
Imports from Northern Ireland reached €2.8 billion in the first nine months of 2021.
Number of fatalities on Irish roads in first seven months of year down compared with last year
There were 75 fatalities between January and July, compared with 81 in the same period in 2020.
'The pace of change is too slow': Women now make up 13% of CEOs at big companies in Ireland
The CSO found that small gains have been made in female representation at big companies in Ireland over the past two years.
'A distorted perspective': How anti-lockdown groups are using data to downplay the impact of Covid-19
A report by
Lauren Boland
Lauren Boland looks at the use of official statistics by anti-lockdown accounts.
Anti-lockdown accounts on social media often leave out important context or misconstrue data to argue that the pandemic is not real.
A disinformation professor at DCU says online misinformation often draws on "a grain of truth" - and then distorts it.
Lauren Boland breaks down the official statistics and how you can find the facts.
Low-income families faced losing up to 30% of earnings without lockdown supports, CSO says
A new CSO report says that supports such as the PUP prevented significant falls in household income.
Where is Ireland right now when it comes to Covid-19? Here's what the statistics available tell us
There have been more new confirmed cases already this month than in June and July combined.
Over-65s account for 90% of coronavirus deaths recorded in Ireland
At its peak, there were 270 Covid-19 related deaths in the week ending 17 April.
Explainer: How does Ireland count Covid-19 deaths compared to other countries?
There have been more than 700 deaths attributed to Covid-19 in Ireland so far.
Analysis: How the threat of red cards could be favouring teams who offload
Eoin Toolan examines the All Blacks’ support play to explain their effectiveness in offloading.
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.
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.
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.
90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men
The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.
The key stats and numbers through Martin O'Neill's reign as Ireland boss
After five years, he’s parted company with the FAI ‘by mutual agreement’.
Kerr slams Ireland's 'abysmal' record as downward spiral under O'Neill continues
‘Three wins in 18 games…. that was a dreadful performance.’
Residential property prices have risen by 8.6% so far this year
Since early 2013, prices nationally have increased by 81.1%.
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).
The Penalty Doctor: the science behind spot kicks and what we can expect at this World Cup
Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, a professor at the London School of Economics, is the definitive voice on penalties.
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.
Over 3,000 women and girls travelled from Ireland to England and Wales for abortions last year
Irish women and girls accounted for over six in 10 (64.3%) of the non-resident abortions carried out in England and Wales last year.
Number of dogs destroyed in Irish pounds down 40%
916 dogs were put to sleep in Irish local authority pounds last year.
Heart disease and cancer are the most common causes of death in Ireland
Here are the latest statistics on births, deaths and marriages.
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.
Calls for electronic monitoring to be a condition of bail for repeat offenders
‘The ability for criminals to access rural Ireland via the improved motorway network has had a real impact on rural crime.’
Dublin City has the highest percentage of unhealthy people in Ireland
Just 82.8% of people in Dublin City said their health was good.
Taoiseach asks ministers to examine if Irish statistics on sexual violence need updating
There have been calls for the SAVI report, commissioned 15 years ago, to be updated.
More Irish women than men have third-level qualifications
Women represented 52.2% of all third-level graduates in Ireland in 2016.
Men aged 45-54 are the most likely to die by suicide in Ireland
A new report from the HSE has said that suicide figures are on a downward trend.
Rodgers' revolution: Celtic are the best in Europe when it comes to keeping the ball
The former Liverpool boss has had quite the impact on the club since arriving in the summer of 2016.
Social welfare issues made up almost half of queries to Citizens Information last year
The impenetrability of Irish systems cause daily anguish to people, according to Sr Stanislaus Kennedy.
Eight people could be brought to court over a refusal to fill in their census form
They could be fined up to €44,000.
'It makes no sense': The HSE does not record the number of suicides at hospitals
Sinn Féin TD Pat Buckley wants the HSE to keep a record of all those who die by suicide in Irish hospitals.