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# figures - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Retail industry "still experiencing difficulties"

New CSO figures show that people spent less money in supermarkets and petrol stations last month.

# figures - Friday 11 October, 2013

240 teenagers treated for sexually abusing others since 1992

The Dublin based agency, NIAP, says that 5 per cent of adolescents they treat are young girls.

# figures - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Household savings primarily being used to pay down debt

Household repayment of loans amounted to €7.3 billion last year.

# figures - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Number of homeowners in mortgage arrears quadrupled since 2009

Figures from the Central Bank of Ireland reveals that outstanding mortgage arrears increased in the second quarter of this year.

# figures - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

Two thirds of Irish householders have seen their income reduced in past year

A new survey from Friends Firsts shows 67 per cent have seen a reduction in income. Elsewhere, there’s an increase in the number of people in work investing in a pension.

# figures - Thursday 5 September, 2013

9,483 people deliberately self harmed in Ireland in 2012

A new report shows that in 2012, there were 12,010 deliberate self-harm presentations to hospitals, a fall of 2 per cent on 2011 figures.

Suicide rate amongst young people in Ireland fourth highest in EU

Young men aged 20-24 are most at risk. 42 per cent of those who took their own lives in 2010 – the latest year covered by CSO stats – were aged under 40.

# figures - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Live Register down by 3,400 in August

The latest figures show that there were 435,280 signing on to the Live Register last month.

# figures - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Concern as in-patient waiting list numbers increase

The figures show that the number of patients waiting over six months for in-patient and day treatment has almost doubled since December.

# figures - Thursday 18 July, 2013

China now has 591 million Internet users

News figures show a 10 per cent rise in total internet use over a year – and 44 per cent of the population is now online.

# figures - Monday 1 July, 2013

50 racist incidents reported in 10 weeks to Immigrant Council

The Immigrant Council of Ireland said that the incidents have all been reported to it since the launch of a major awareness campaign.

# figures - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Money repatriated abroad has fallen in the last six years

Statistics show that the amount of money earned in Ireland by migrants and temporary workers and then sent abroad has fallen since the Ireland’s economic downturn.

# figures - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

"Worrying figures" show we spent less on clothing, books and furniture in April

Retail Ireland has said government must give consumers “hope and a reason to start spending”.

# figures - Thursday 21 March, 2013

RTÉ corrects reports that it spent €360,000 on taxi fares

The public broadcaster actually only spent €269,298 on taxis last year, it says…

CSO figures indicate economic growth of 0.9 per cent in 2012

The fourth quarter of last year showed almost no change in GDP compared with 2011 while GNP declined by 0.8 per cent in Q4.

# figures - Monday 14 January, 2013

IAA: 2013 another "tough year" for Irish aviation industry

However, Irish air traffic has returned to ‘modest growth’ in 2012, and there are signs that a more consistent growth will emerge, said the Irish Aviation Authority.

# figures - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Aaron McKenna: Another tough Budget… but do the numbers add up?

With another €3billion in austerity on the way, the Government’s economic forecasts are starting to look more like fairy tales.

# figures - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

HSE deficit now at almost €400 million

The HSE said this is the first month in which there has been a reduction in the deficit reported. The INMO said the figures “fail to portray the real crisis facing the Irish public health service”.

# figures - Friday 9 November, 2012

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter

The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.

# figures - Friday 2 November, 2012

Ulster Bank IT failure cost bank over €100 million

The company said that the operational costs reached €103m, including redress for 750,000 customers which cost €52m.

# figures - Thursday 1 November, 2012

13 per cent of population have a disability - CSO

Census figures also showed that over 56,000 disabled people aged over 65 lived alone.

# figures - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Some 100,000 still to make the switch to Saorview with just two weeks to go

With the switchover deadline just 14 days away, Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte has urged the public not to wait until the last minute.

# figures - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Births, deaths and marriages all decreased in Q1 of 2012 - CSO

The Central Statistics Office have today released the Vital Statistics First Quarter 2012 report. Here’s what it said.

# figures - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Facts and figures: the 2012 Ryder Cup in numbers

Roll up, stats lovers. We’ve got all the nerdy numbers that matter this weekend in Medinah.

# figures - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

# figures - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# figures - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats

How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?

# figures - Friday 6 July, 2012

Latest US jobs figures show unemployment sticking at 8.2 per cent

New data signals that the US economy is still struggling three years after the end of the recession.

# figures - Monday 11 June, 2012

Tesco sees first Irish sales boost for two years

The announcement is a turnaround after months of declining sales figures.

# figures - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Baby boom: More babies born than in any year since 1891

The CSO has released new figures about births, deaths and marriages in Ireland – including how the average age of brides and grooms is now at a record high.

# figures - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

More than one million have not yet paid the household charge

Just over 31,000 payments were made in the past day – a slight decrease on the previous 24 hours.

# figures - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

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More than 1,000 people entered civil partnerships in Ireland in 2011

New figures show that 536 civil partnerships were registered in Ireland last year.

# figures - Monday 13 February, 2012

Over 3,500 days lost to industrial disputes in 2011

There were just eight industrial disputes in Ireland in 2011 involving a total of 1,384 workers.

# figures - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Retailers pessimistic about 2012, says IBEC

Despite positive sales this Christmas, retailers are “pessimistic” about the year ahead, says Retail Ireland, which describes their overall mood as “grim”.

# figures - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Increase in number of people availing of support for rape and sexual violence

Rape Council Network Ireland saw an increase of almost 10 per cent in people using its counselling services in 2010.

# figures - Monday 14 November, 2011

RTÉ defends timing of presenters' earnings press release

RTÉ insists that the publication of its top earners’ salaries was not deliberately timed so as to minimise the media coverage.

# figures - Friday 11 November, 2011

RTÉ's top 10 earners revealed - altogether, they were paid €3.95m

The State broadcaster has released the latest figures for its top ten highest paid presenters – which show a reduction of €4.45million in total during one year.

# figures - Friday 30 September, 2011

Planning permissions granted drop by more than a third

There has been a decline in people being given permission to build new houses, while planning permission granted for apartments dropped by almost 70 per cent this year.

HSE West absenteeism "costs €60 million a year"

The high rate of absenteeism by staff at the HSE has been criticised today. It emerged that the cost of absenteeism to HSE West is around €60 million annually.

# figures - Friday 29 April, 2011

Mobile phone use while driving "quadruples risk of being in a road collision"

The Road Safety Authority is warning people not to use mobile phones while driving. It has also emerged that one fifth of drivers caught using mobile phones have not been penalised.