Monthly retail sales sink by 3.3% in November – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that annual growth in retail sales volumes slowed to 1.4% in November from growth of almost 4% in the previous two months.  Retail sales volumes were 3.3% lower in November than October, today’s figures showed, with sales of medical and cosmetic goods and food, beverages and tobacco […]

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Numbers signing on Live Register fall again in December – CSO

The number of people signing on the Live Register is at the lowest level since January 2008, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.  The CSO said the Live Register total recorded a monthly decrease of 1,100 in December, which brought the seasonally adjusted total to 185,300.  In unadjusted terms, a total of 181,996 […]

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Planning permissions for apartments soar over 80% – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that planning permissions for apartments jumped by 80.2% in the third quarter of this year compared to the same time last year. The CSO said the number of planning permissions granted for homes in the third quarter stood 10,590 – 5,656 of these were for apartments and […]

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Macroeconomic Scoreboard shows just four breaches of EU thresholds – CSO

Ireland has breached EU limits on four key tests of economic stability, new figures from the Central Statistics Office show.  The Macroeconomic Scorecard, compiled by the CSO, is part of a system introduced by the European Commission during the financial crisis to flag imbalances in member state economies.  The number of breaches is down from […]

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4,920 new homes built between April and June – CSO

4,920 new homes built between April and June – CSO There were 4,920 new homes completed between April and June, according to the CSO, an 11.8% increase year-on-year. More than half of those – 2,834 – were part of a scheme, which is classified as a development of two or more houses. That figure is […]

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14.1% of Irish households have income above €100,000 – CSO

14.1% of Irish households have income above €100,000 – CSO New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that median gross income for households stood at €45,256 in 2016. The incomes ranged from a low of €32,259 in Donegal and €34,800 in Leitrim to a high of €66,203 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and €58,795 in Fingal. […]

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Rate of inflation falls to 1% in May – CSO

Rate of inflation falls to 1% in May – CSO The annual rate of inflation eased to 1% in May from the seven year high of 1.7% hit in April, new figures show today. The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office figures show that consumer prices fell by 0.1% on a monthly basis in […]

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3.3% rise in goods handled – in and out – of Irish ports

3.3% rise in goods handled – in and out – of Irish ports New figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that Irish ports handled 55.1 million tonnes of goods last year, an increase of 3.3% on the previous year. Total goods forwarded from Irish ports amounted to 18 million tonnes, a slight increase of […]

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Average weekly earnings up by 3.4% in Q1 – CSO

Average weekly earnings up by 3.4% in Q1 – CSO New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that average weekly earnings stood at €769.98 in the first quarter of the year. This marked an increase of 3.4% from the figure of €744.76 the same time last year, preliminary estimates from the CSO’s Earnings and […]

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Top 5 exporters account for over a quarter of all goods exports in 2017

Top 5 exporters account for over a quarter of all goods exports in 2017 New figures from the CSO show that the country’s five biggest exporters accounted for 26% of all exports in 2017 with the pharmaceutical sector the biggest exporter of goods. The Central Statistics Office said that the five highest value exporters accounted […]

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