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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
# Eurostat
# Eurostat

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

Jun 21st 2019, 11:39 AM 42,207 Views 93 Comments

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*
# Fingers Burned
# Fingers Burned

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

Aug 7th 2018, 9:58 PM 17,011 Views 72 Comments

*And we’re top five for electricity too.

# eurostat - Monday 10 July, 2017

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies
# Like Rabbits
# Like Rabbits

By EU standards, Ireland is pumping out new babies

Jul 10th 2017, 12:39 PM 26,475 Views 73 Comments

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
# IWD2017
# IWD2017

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

Mar 8th 2017, 8:42 AM 16,246 Views 67 Comments

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
# Counting Pennies
# Counting Pennies

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

Dec 1st 2016, 12:37 PM 21,111 Views 89 Comments

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)
# Status Update
# Status Update

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

Aug 12th 2016, 6:03 AM 10,664 Views 40 Comments

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)
# Survey
# Survey

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

Jun 15th 2016, 9:04 PM 35,764 Views 138 Comments

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

# eurostat - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Divorce, preschool, and hospital beds: A snapshot of how Ireland compares to the rest of Europe
# Maps
# Maps

Divorce, preschool, and hospital beds: A snapshot of how Ireland compares to the rest of Europe

Oct 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 29,783 Views 24 Comments

We’ve taken a look at some Eurostat data.

# eurostat - Thursday 30 July, 2015

What's Eurostat's problem with Irish Water? ... How long have you got?
# The Full Decision
# The Full Decision

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

Jul 30th 2015, 10:48 PM 26,757 Views 177 Comments

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
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

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

Jul 29th 2015, 10:50 PM 44,366 Views 223 Comments

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
# On The Books
# On The Books

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

Jul 28th 2015, 10:35 PM 58,356 Views 438 Comments

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

# eurostat - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Ireland has given out citizenship to more people than anywhere else in the EU*
# New Home
# New Home

Ireland has given out citizenship to more people than anywhere else in the EU*

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:05 AM 26,443 Views 130 Comments

*Proportionally, that is.

# eurostat - Sunday 31 May, 2015

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...
# Turn Off The Lights
# Turn Off The Lights

Irish electricity is still ridiculously expensive...

May 31st 2015, 7:30 PM 22,275 Views 82 Comments

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
# Only Way Is Up
# Only Way Is Up

Things are looking seriously rosy for the EU right now

May 13th 2015, 12:39 PM 12,063 Views 53 Comments

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...
# Price Explosion
# Price Explosion

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

Apr 15th 2015, 4:51 PM 11,716 Views 28 Comments

… 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
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

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

Mar 6th 2015, 4:27 PM 11,883 Views 77 Comments

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
# Here Comes The Boom
# Here Comes The Boom

Ireland has the fastest rising house prices in the EU

Jan 21st 2015, 6:20 PM 11,335 Views 36 Comments

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
# Downward Spiral
# Downward Spiral

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

Jan 7th 2015, 6:47 PM 15,554 Views 51 Comments

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
# Not Going Out
# Not Going Out

Irish people have less extra cash than our European neighbours

Dec 12th 2014, 10:44 AM 5,105 Views 76 Comments

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
# Immigration
# Immigration

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

Nov 19th 2014, 6:30 AM 20,839 Views 209 Comments

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

# eurostat - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Smartphones are actually becoming our 24-hour offices
# Working 9 To 5ish
# Working 9 To 5ish

Smartphones are actually becoming our 24-hour offices

Aug 12th 2014, 3:45 PM 8,227 Views 21 Comments

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
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

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

Jul 30th 2014, 4:46 PM 6,770 Views 58 Comments

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

If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5?
# Countdown
# Countdown

If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5?

Jul 11th 2014, 11:56 AM 7,483 Views 11 Comments

Yes, just.

# eurostat - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 9th 2014, 9:22 PM 6,147 Views 89 Comments

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
# Empty Wallet
# Empty Wallet

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

Jul 6th 2014, 1:55 PM 17,703 Views 75 Comments

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
# Wealth
# Wealth

Poor us: Ireland is less wealthy than the EU average

Jun 19th 2014, 10:31 AM 13,941 Views 86 Comments

No prizes for guessing who’s towards the top…

# eurostat - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average
# Jobwatch
# Jobwatch

EU employment is struggling, with Ireland below average

May 20th 2014, 11:40 AM 7,548 Views 48 Comments

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
# Willing To Work
# Willing To Work

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

Apr 11th 2014, 6:30 AM 8,341 Views 18 Comments

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
# Refugees
# Refugees

Asylum applications in the EU surged to 435k last year

Mar 24th 2014, 12:14 PM 4,603 Views 75 Comments

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?
# Column
# Column

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

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 40 Views 52 Comments

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
# If You're Happy And You Know It
# If You're Happy And You Know It

Report shows quality of life in Ireland above EU average

Mar 20th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,409 Views 39 Comments

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
# House Prices
# House Prices

House prices in the euro area are still on the rise

Jan 21st 2014, 2:04 PM 7,336 Views 32 Comments

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
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Nov 21st 2013, 2:52 PM 5,336 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 21st 2013, 9:45 AM 17,170 Views 95 Comments

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
# Targets
# Targets

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

Oct 29th 2013, 1:56 PM 6,428 Views 21 Comments

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
# Grassland
# Grassland

Ireland really is the garden of Europe, survey finds

Oct 26th 2013, 1:02 PM 21,159 Views 105 Comments

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
# DEFICIT FIGURES
# DEFICIT FIGURES

Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions

Oct 21st 2013, 12:07 PM 4,977 Views 25 Comments

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
# Fertile Ground
# Fertile Ground

Ireland has the highest fertility rate in the European Union

Oct 7th 2013, 1:52 PM 13,411 Views 78 Comments

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
# Inflationistas
# Inflationistas

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

Sep 30th 2013, 1:42 PM 5,522 Views 15 Comments

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
# Property
# Property

House prices in the EU continue to plummet

Jul 11th 2013, 7:13 PM 7,003 Views 38 Comments

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

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