Trips to and from Ireland slump by 99% in April – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show “an unprecedented collapse” in overseas travel to and from Ireland in April as the effects of the Covid-19 crisis deepened.  The CSO reported just 16,100 arrivals in April and 17,800 departures. This compares with monthly travel of more than 1.7 million in each direction the same time […]

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Almost 5,000 new homes built in first quarter – CSO

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that a total of 4,986 new homes were completed in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 17.2% on the same time last year. Construction sites were closed in the latter half of March due to Covid-19 restrictions and so the impact on completions will […]

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Prices in Ireland 27% above EU average – CSO

Irish consumers pay the second highest prices in Europe, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.  The country also has the highest proportion across the EU of graduates in the so-called STEM subjects of mathematics, science and technology.  The Measuring Ireland’s Progress report for 2018, published by the CSO, paints a picture of […]

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Household wealth soars by 80% since 2013 on rising property prices – CSO

Household wealth has recovered by over 80% since 2013, mainly due to the recovery in the property market.  The finding is contained in the Household Finance and Consumption Survey published by the Central Statistics Office today.    The survey also finds a wide disparity in wealth between the top 10% and bottom 10% of households.  There are 1.8 […]

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Household wealth soars by 80% since 2013 on rising property prices – CSO

Household wealth has recovered by over 80% since 2013, mainly due to the recovery in the property market.  The finding is contained in the Household Finance and Consumption Survey published by the Central Statistics Office today.    The survey also finds a wide disparity in wealth between the top 10% and bottom 10% of households.  There are 1.8 […]

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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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