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This week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Property prices continue to rise, with the average house price now at €320,000
Prices in Dublin have fallen while prices in all other counties have risen by 3.8%.
Last week
10th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
CSO: Nearly one in five CEOs in Ireland are women
The report saw increases in sectors and positions across the board.
This month
September 2023
Debunked: Conspiracy site Infowars used fake claims about Ireland as evidence of 'white genocide'
A comment given by a CSO worker to a committee has been taken as evidence of a non-existent government plan.
Inflation in Ireland rises to 6.3%, new CSO figures show
This is the 23rd straight month where the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index has been at least 5%
Last month
August 2023
Census 2022: Over half a million adults living with parents
61% of adults aged 20-24 lived at home with their parents in 2022.
Consumer prices in Ireland estimated to have increased by close to 5% in the year to August
Consumer prices are also estimated to have increased by a ‘hefty’ 0.5% in the month since July.
Employment rate in Ireland at highest level since records began in 1998
In the second quarter of this year, there was an employment rate of 74.2% among people aged 15-64.
Wholesale electricity costs fall to lowest point in two years
Wholesale electricity prices fell by 64% in July compared to last year, according to the Wholesale Price Index.
House prices falling in Dublin but rising in the rest of the country
New figures from the CSO show that property prices in the capital fell in the last 12 months.
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
July 2023
66% of young adults who disclosed an experience of sexual violence told a friend first
The survey found that 36% of women who did not disclose any experience of sexual violence did so because they felt ashamed or embarrassed.
Price growth slowed in July to 4.6% while the Irish economy grew by 3.3% in Q2
Minister for Finance Michael McGrath expects inflation to slow further in the coming months.
Number of pensioners renting from private landlords has doubled since 2011
The figures were published by the Central Statistics Office this morning and provide an insight into the housing situation across the country.
Growth in house prices in Ireland slows to an average of 2.4%
The median price of a dwelling purchased in the 12 months to May was €315,000.
Imports from Great Britain to Ireland fall by 34% in a year
Exports from Ireland to Great Britain grew by 19% in the same period.
Contractors on public works projects to be better protected by state from inflation
Announcing the measure, Paschal Donohoe said that the construction industry had faced significant challenges in the past two years.
June 2023
As population breaks 5.1 million, only five Leinster counties grow in size, Census data shows
Balbriggan has one of the youngest populations in the state while Clonmel has one of the oldest
Drop in fraud crimes but significant increase in thefts, according to latest CSO figures
The Central Statistics Office has today published the latest recorded crime statistics, which cover the period in the year to the end of March.
Wholesale electricity prices drop 26.6% in year, but consumers still mightn't see decrease in bills yet
CSO figures show that there has been a decrease of 16.2% in wholesale electricity prices in the month to May of this year.
Data centres consumed 31% more electricity last year compared to 2021
Ireland currently has 75 data centres in operation and last year they accounted for 18% of the country’s electricity use.
Electricity consumption by the data centre sector rose by 31% between 2021 and 2022
Data centres used as much electricity as all urban dwellings combined last year
Electricity consumption in the industry has gone up by 400% since the beginning of 2015
Engineering company plans to create 700 jobs in Limerick over next five years
Drilling for Data: Growing energy needs fuelling rise in data centre emissions
Irish economy falls 4.6% in the first quarter of 2023, more than estimated by CSO
The decrease is 1.9% more than what the Central Statistics Office estimated earlier this year.
May 2023
Agriculture accounted for almost 40% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020
That’s according to new figures released in the Central Statistics Office.
Monthly unemployment reaches all-time low of 3.8%
The unemployment rate was last at 3.9% between October 2000 and April 2001 at the height of the Celtic Tiger.
Census 2022: Number who identify as Catholic falls by 10 percentage points to 69%
There has also been an increase in the ‘No Religion’ category.
As of Sunday, 3 April, 2022, there were 5,149,139 people in the State.
Census 2022 also revealed that there has been a drop in the number of people who identify as Catholic.
The 'No religion' category also increased from 451,941 people in 2016 to 736,210 people in 2022.
Births continue to fall while death rate rises, new CSO statistics show
Northern Ireland Census records more Catholics than Protestants for the first time
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.
Varadkar: 'Ireland is a pretty safe country. We shouldn't be scaring people into thinking otherwise'
The Taoiseach said he does not think minimum sentences are a good idea.
Wholesale electricity prices fell 40% in past year, but savings for customers will be delayed
Daragh Cassidy from price comparison website, has said that prices for consumers still remain high and may not fall for months.
One in four Irish women faced sexual violence with a partner, CSO figures suggest
For sexual violence as an adult with a non-partner, the most prevalent location was in a pub/club/disco.
House prices up 3.9% from last year, the lowest rate of increase in nearly two years
House prices outside Dublin are rising faster than prices in the capital.
Cost-of-living: Average year-on-year costs of milk and sliced bread rises by 24% and 13%
The CSO figures show that annual rate of inflation eased to 7.2% in April from 7.7% in March.
The national average price for a large 800g white slice pan was up 23 cent in the year to April 2023.
The average price of Irish cheddar per kg rose by €1.42 and butter per lb rose by 66 cents.
Tesco and Aldi dropped the cost of some of their bread goods yesterday by 10 cent, while Supervalu followed suit today.
Government holds discussion with retailers over prices as Tesco and Aldi cut bread by 10c
FactCheck: Is the Govt correct to claim that 400 people are buying their first home every week?
A report by
Shane Raymond
Last week, a Government statement included a suggestion from the Taoiseach that 400 people in Ireland are buying their first home every week.
Ireland's level of unemployment has reached its lowest point in more than 20 years
The 4% unemployment barrier was broken in April, which the Department said is ‘commonly taken as the full level of employment’.
April 2023
Inflation slows again in April, but only to 6.3%
Average energy prices fell last month but food costs increased slightly.
Two in five couples who got married last year had a Catholic ceremony
That’s according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office today.
Over 1,000 homes being bought by local authorities as part of tenant in situ scheme, Varadkar says
The government has set a target of 1,500 properties to be acquired under the tenant-in situ-scheme.
Close to three in 10 people 'severely limited by a health problem' at risk of poverty
More than one in five severely limited by a health problem are unable to afford to adequately heat their home, and close to a quarter are unable to afford new clothes.
Wholesale electricity prices drop 50.5% in year, but consumers mightn't see decrease in bills just yet
The CSO figures show there has been a decrease of 8.7% in the price of wholesale electricity since February of this year.
Half of women in Ireland have experienced sexual violence, according to major CSO survey
The CSO has released the results of a major survey into the prevalence of sexual violence in Ireland.
Residential property price increases in the year to February slow to a 22 month low
The 5% increase in property prices is the lowest rate of annual growth since April 2021, when an increase of 4.5% was recorded nationally.
Cost of living: Annual inflation rate down to 7.7% from 2022 high of almost 10%
March was the 18th consecutive month where inflation was at least 5%.