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# eurostat - Friday 21 June, 2019

The cost of food and drink in Ireland far higher than the EU average, new study finds

Ireland was second only to Finland when it came to the cost of alcohol in the EU.

# eurostat - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Only Sweden is more expensive for EU gas prices than Ireland*

*And we’re top five for electricity too.

# eurostat - Monday 10 July, 2017

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies

Ireland has the highest birth rate in the EU.

# eurostat - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

16%: Ireland's gender pay gap between male and female managers in 2014

The figures from 2014 are being discussed as part of International Women’s Day today.

# eurostat - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Almost 20% of Irish people can't afford to meet friends for a drink or meal

A report has also revealed 12% of Irish people in 2014 could not afford to take part in a leisure activity.

# eurostat - Friday 12 August, 2016

Ireland's young people read less online news than any other EU country (but they love Facebook)

A new survey of internet habits across Europe is quite revealing.

# eurostat - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Ireland has the highest alcohol prices in the EU (almost double the average)

It’s also the second most expensive country for tobacco.

# eurostat - Sunday 18 October, 2015

# eurostat - Thursday 30 July, 2015

What's Eurostat's problem with Irish Water? ... How long have you got?

The full decision from Eurostat has been revealed. Irish Water looks to be a “heavily subsidised public monopoly” the agency says.

# eurostat - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Junior Minister claims Irish Water registration is "increasing by the day" - but hasn't seen registration figures

Paudie Coffey got into a bit of a row on the radio this morning.

# eurostat - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Eurostat's released its finding ... but the government's sticking to its guns on Irish Water

The European statistics agency says Irish Water has to remain part of the Exchequer’s accounts.

# eurostat - Thursday 2 July, 2015

# eurostat - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...

But why? We pay the third highest tariffs in the EU, behind only Germany and Denmark.

# eurostat - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now

Or for its economy at any rate. The union has outstripped growth in both the US and the UK for the start of 2015

# eurostat - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

House prices were up a whopping 16.3% in Ireland at the end of 2014...

… giving us easily the largest increases seen across the EU last year.

# eurostat - Friday 6 March, 2015

Irish men are still being paid a whole lot more than Irish women

We’re nowhere near the worst country in Europe from that point of view though

# eurostat - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Ireland has the fastest rising house prices in the EU

The period between September 2013 and 2014 saw prices rise by 15%.

# eurostat - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

The ECB will get radical soon to stop the eurozone going down a deflationary hole

Prices are falling, but that’s not the good news you may think.

# eurostat - Friday 12 December, 2014

Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours

New figures from Eurostat show Irish households to have 6% less material wealth than the European average.

# eurostat - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Ireland grants citizenship to foreign nationals at a greater rate than every EU country bar one

Luxembourg’s massive foreign born population means they’re on top.

# eurostat - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Smartphones are actually becoming our 24-hour offices

New technology is to blame for culture of working in your downtime.

# eurostat - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Non-EU citizens register much higher unemployment rate across the EU than locals

Eurostat figures also show that EU citizens living in other EU states had a higher employment level last year than people from that state.

# eurostat - Friday 11 July, 2014

# eurostat - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Asylum applications to Europe were up 29% in the first quarter of this year

Applications to Ireland were up 60 to 290.

# eurostat - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Irish parents shell out for some of the highest childcare fees in Europe

A new report says that Ireland is one of only two countries where there is no minimum level of formal qualification for working with younger children.

# eurostat - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Poor us: Ireland is less wealthy than the EU average

No prizes for guessing who’s towards the top…

# eurostat - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average

The amount of people working in Europe has decreased, and still hasn’t recovered from the financial crisis.

# eurostat - Friday 11 April, 2014

There are 147,000 underemployed people in Ireland ready to work more hours

In the EU28 , 9.9 million of the part-time workers were classed as “underemployed” meaning they wish to work additional hours and are available to do so

# eurostat - Monday 24 March, 2014

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Ireland received just 0.2 per cent of these.

# eurostat - Sunday 23 March, 2014

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.

# eurostat - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

The EU report was published to coincide with International Happiness Day.

# eurostat - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

House prices in the euro area are still on the rise

Countries like Slovenia and Denmark, however, are not faring well.

# eurostat - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU

The state has one of the highest spends on healthcare, however.

Ireland has the highest birth, lowest death and greatest emigration rates in Europe

As of 1 January this year, Ireland’s official population was 4,591,100.

# eurostat - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Ireland has reduced the number of early school leavers, Eurostat finds

Ireland is on its way to meeting its targets in some areas, but more work is needed to tackle poverty and social inclusion.

# eurostat - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds

Ireland is covered in the highest proportion of grassland in Europe, says Eurostat survey.

# eurostat - Monday 21 October, 2013

Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions

Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.

# eurostat - Monday 7 October, 2013

Ireland has the highest fertility rate in the European Union

New figures from Eurostar also show that Ireland has a higher than average rate of people who are at risk of poverty and social exclusion and has experienced one of the highest falls in employment.

# eurostat - Monday 30 September, 2013

There's an incredible lack of inflation in eurozone... and the world right now

Despite the perception that central banks are pumping money frantically, inflation rate debunks this.

# eurostat - Thursday 11 July, 2013

House prices in the EU continue to plummet

In Ireland, prices fell 3 per cent nationally in the first three months of this year.

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