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CSO

CSO

The national organisation responsible for compiling statistics about economic and social conditions and other activities. It is responsible for managing the Census which is held every five years.

# cso - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From Business ETC Industrial disputes have cost 8,324 working days so far this year Productivity

Industrial disputes have cost 8,324 working days so far this year

That’s more than double the number for the same period last year.

# cso - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Loads more people from the UK are coming here on holiday

Almost one and a half million of our British cousins have made the trip across the Irish Sea already this year.

# cso - Friday 8 August, 2014

July sees big jump in licensing of new vehicles in Ireland

Over 76,300 new private cars were licensed in the first seven months of this year.

# cso - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Passengers, locations and freight: Here are the key stats for Irish aviation in 2013

Latest CSO figures show rise in passenger levels passing through Irish airports last year.

Austerity is driving up (some) consumer prices

New figures from the CSO show rents, education costs and utility bills climbing despite slow overall price growth.

# cso - Sunday 3 August, 2014

From Business ETC Is Canada’s a-pork-alypse coming to Ireland? Rashers

Is Canada’s a-pork-alypse coming to Ireland?

Calm down, alright? We should be okay.

# cso - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From Business ETC Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again Jobseekers

Southwest region performing strongly as unemployment rate falls again

The unemployment rate now stands at 11.5%.

Working hours, hospital visits, and more gender differences in Irish society CSO

# cso - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP It Gets Better

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP

That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service CSO This post contains images

There is a massive gender divide in the civil service

The higher up the grade scale you go, the more men dominate.

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

From Business ETC Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits More In The Door

Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits

We owe our cousins in the UK a big thank you…

# cso - Monday 14 July, 2014

From Business ETC Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year Ship Shape

Trading up: Ireland exported €1bn more in a month compared to last year

Pharmaceuticals remain the backbone of the country’s exports.

# cso - Monday 7 July, 2014

From Business ETC We bought five times more electric cars this year… Going Green

We bought five times more electric cars this year…

…but don’t get too excited – that’s still only 124 out of 62,280.

# cso - Friday 4 July, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: good news on the economy, a boom-time property market and the most hated family in Ireland Inbox Me This post contains a poll

# cso - Thursday 3 July, 2014

The economy grew by 2.7% in the first three months of the year

Illegal economic activity worth €1.25 billion also contributed to a revision of the GDP figures for last year.

# cso - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

# cso - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From Business ETC B2B service producer prices up 3.4% in Q1 2014 B2B Services

B2B service producer prices up 3.4% in Q1 2014

CSO says this index should not be considered indicative of more general price trends in the economy.

House, apartment prices up 10.6% nationally in year to May

Latest CSO figures show residential property prices rose 22% in Dublin since May 2013.

# cso - Friday 20 June, 2014

The number of houses granted planning permission will probably surprise you

The latest CSO figures show a drop of 30.5% in the first three months of the year.

# cso - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Warning of future nursing homes crisis if ‘action isn’t taken now’

Nursing home representatives believe more resources are needed to prevent future shortages.

From Business ETC The recession claimed 15% of Irish businesses Closing Up Shop

The recession claimed 15% of Irish businesses

Despite this, Irish people still started up more companies in 2012 than in 2008.

# cso - Friday 13 June, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Now is not the time for wage rises’ – ISME Cash Demands

‘Now is not the time for wage rises’ – ISME

The small business trade body said that an increase in wages could force many businesses under.

# cso - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From Business ETC Irish construction output is on the way up, but house building is still down Housing Crisis

Irish construction output is on the way up, but house building is still down

The sector is 7.7% bigger than this time last year, with most gains in commercial property.

# cso - Monday 9 June, 2014

Huge increase in number of people buying new cars compared to last year CSO

Huge increase in number of people buying new cars compared to last year

There was an increase of over 27% in the number of new vehicles licensed up until May this year compared to 2013.

# cso - Friday 30 May, 2014

Women in Ireland are having fewer children

Teen pregnancies are down too, according to the CSO.

# cso - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Cars, medicine and books all down as retail sales fall

Retail Ireland said that the retail sector is showing signs of recovery.

Property prices up by 8.5% on last year, but still down on peak prices

Prices in Dublin lead the way, being up 17.7% on last year.

# cso - Monday 26 May, 2014

From Business ETC There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture Labour Force

There are now almost 50,000 more full-time jobs than last year, many of them in agriculture

Nine of the 14 sectors of the economy measured saw an increase in employment over the course of the last year.

# cso - Thursday 22 May, 2014

178 workers lost 310 days in industrial disputes in the first part of 2014

That number is up on the same time last year.

# cso - Friday 9 May, 2014

From Business ETC What’s Ireland’s new favourite car? Vroom Vroom

What’s Ireland’s new favourite car?

All change at the top of the new car sales tables…

# cso - Thursday 1 May, 2014

We’re almost as fond of marriage as we were in 1864 (and we’re rather less likely to die)

Details of deaths, births and marriages recorded in Ireland from 150 years ago are now available to view online…

# cso - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Property prices down in March but still 7.8% higher than this time last year CSO

Property prices down in March but still 7.8% higher than this time last year

Prices are still 47 per cent lower than they were in the peak of 2007.

# cso - Monday 28 April, 2014

‘Staycations’ on the rise with Dublin, Cork and Galway proving most popular Love Ireland This post contains a poll

# cso - Thursday 24 April, 2014

From Business ETC Factory gate prices fall by 3.1 per cent in March Manufacturing

Factory gate prices fall by 3.1 per cent in March

However, the price paid for dairy products rose by 12.6 per cent.

# cso - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From Business ETC Households in just four counties have more disposable income than average POCKET MONEY

Households in just four counties have more disposable income than average

CSO figures also found that the gap between the highest and lowest disposable incomes has widened.

# cso - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Almost 27 per cent of us have experienced two or more types of deprivation

Disposable income, poverty rates and income drops were all looked at in the survey.

# cso - Thursday 10 April, 2014

# cso - Friday 28 March, 2014

Crime figures show fall in homicides, but rise in kidnappings CSO

Crime figures show fall in homicides, but rise in kidnappings

Reported murders and manslaughters were down 11 per cent between 2008-2012.

# cso - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer? Column

Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?

Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel.

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